People v. ReeseAnnotate this Case
Defendant was convicted of criminal threats, assault with a firearm, and being a felon in possession of a gun. On appeal, defendant contends, among other things, that he should have been provided with a transcript of opening statements and closing arguments. The court concluded that the trial court did not violate defendant's right to equal protection by denying him the transcript of opening statements and closing arguments. The court held that there was no People v. Hosner error in this case, because defendant was provided the transcript of all the testimony and did not demonstrate why he needed the opening statements and closing arguments. The court further concluded that there was no denial of defendant's Sixth Amendment right to compulsory process because defendant has not demonstrated that an officer's testimony would have been material and favorable to the defense. Finally, the trial court did not err in denying defendant's Sumstine motion and substantial evidence supports the criminal threats counts. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment.