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Idaho v. Samuel  
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 44182

Justia Opinion Summary: Eldon Samuel III appealed after a jury found him guilty of second degree murder for killing his father and first degree murder for killing his brother. Samuel’s younger brother was severely autistic and required signific...

Idaho v. Osborn  
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 46389

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved a question regarding the proper amount of credit for time served to which Christopher Osborn was entitled under Idaho Code section 19-2603, the statute governing rearrest for a probation violation. Osb...

Idaho v. Bodenbach  
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 45599

Justia Opinion Summary: Adam Bodenbach was convicted by jury for first-degree murder and possession of cocaine. On appeal, Bodenbach argued: (1) the district court’s “initial aggressor” jury instruction created reversible error because the inst...

Idaho v. Partee  
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 45635

Justia Opinion Summary: Gary Partee was convicted by jury of delivery of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver, and possession of methamphetamine. Before trial, Partee moved to exclude statements he made to l...

Idaho v. Medina  
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Numbers: 45117, 45118

Justia Opinion Summary: Jersson Neftaly Roque Medina (Medina) was convicted by jury of trafficking heroin and conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. The charges were brought through two separate cases that arose out of the...

Idaho v. Weigle  
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 46577

Justia Opinion Summary: Eric Livingston Weigle was found guilty by jury of robbing a credit union following a two-day trial. During the trial, the State’s forensic scientist used a PowerPoint presentation to explain how she matched one of Weigl...

Idaho v. Schiermeier  
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 45642

Justia Opinion Summary: Chad Schiermeier was convicted by jury of grand theft. DARE/PAL was a non-profit organized “to foster, promote, encourage and increase the knowledge, and understanding of alcohol and drug addictions or related problems.”...

Idaho v. Lantis  
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 46171

Justia Opinion Summary: Aaron Lantis was charged with the misdemeanor offense of disturbing the peace in violation of Idaho Code section 18-6409. The State alleged he committed the crime by sending sexually suggestive photographs of H.H. (Lanti...

Thumm v. Idaho  
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 45290

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, a jury convicted Vance Thumm of aggravated battery or aiding and abetting aggravated battery and of being a persistent violator of the law. Thumm pursued a direct appeal, but was unsuccessful. In 2013, through c...

Idaho v. Shanahan  
Date: July 11, 2019
Docket Number: 45716

Justia Opinion Summary: Christopher Shanahan appealed a district court decision denying his motion to correct an allegedly illegal sentence imposed in 1997. In the Fall of 1995, Shanahan and two friends devised a scheme to rob a convenience sto...

Idaho v. Wolfe  
Date: July 11, 2019
Docket Number: 46194

Justia Opinion Summary: The State appealed a district court order granting Monica Wolfe’s motion to suppress evidence obtained from a cell phone in her possession.In early 2017, a dog owned by Robert Wolfe and his new wife became unusually leth...

Idaho v. Cook  
Date: July 10, 2019
Docket Number: 46432

Justia Opinion Summary: Samantha Cook was pulled over by a police officer after the officer noticed her vehicle lacked both front and rear license plates. As the vehicles slowed to pull over, the officer noticed a piece of paper in the rear win...

Idaho v. Coats  
Date: July 10, 2019
Docket Number: 46488

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Shawn Coats was charged with eight different offenses after he took an elderly man’s debit card and deposited fraudulent checks into the man’s credit union account to create funds for a multi-day shopping spree...

Idaho v. Sanchez  
Date: June 13, 2019
Docket Number: 45627

Justia Opinion Summary: Byron Sanchez appealed a district court’s judgment of conviction for one count of threats against a public servant. In September 2016, Sanchez was in prison for a felony injury to a child offense arising out of Gem Count...

Idaho v. Hoskins  
Date: June 13, 2019
Docket Number: 46605

Justia Opinion Summary: Justin Hoskins appealed a district court’s denial of his motion to suppress. In September 2016, Idaho State Trooper Spencer Knudsen observed a Pontiac Grand Am driving with a cracked windshield and pulled it over. He ask...

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