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Idaho v. Lee  
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 44932

Justia Opinion Summary: Trevor Lee appealed a district court’s denial of his motion to suppress evidence. As part of his plea agreement, Lee reserved the right to challenge the denial of his suppression motion on appeal. The district court conc...

Idaho v. Folk  
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 43790

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Jonathan Folk was convicted by jury on one felony count of sexual abuse of a child under sixteen years old. On appeal, Folk contended the district court made numerous evidentiary errors. Folk also arg...

Idaho v. Anderson  
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 43673

Justia Opinion Summary: Darol Anderson appealed his convictions for felony domestic battery and misdemeanor domestic battery, arguing the district court erred when it admitted the preliminary hearing testimony of his alleged victim, Erica Messe...

Idaho v. Cohagan  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 44800

Justia Opinion Summary: Matthew Cohagan appealed the district court’s denial of his motion to suppress. Following the denial of his motion, Cohagan entered a conditional guilty plea to possession of methamphetamine. Cohagan argued on appeal tha...

Idaho v. Fisher  
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 43621

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, while under the influence of a controlled substance, suffering from schizophrenia, and experiencing paranoia and a delusion that he and his family were in danger, defendant Shawn Fisher killed one person and att...

Idaho v. Anderson  
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 43673

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Darol Anderson appealed his convictions for felony domestic battery and misdemeanor domestic battery. Anderson argued the district court erred when it admitted the preliminary hearing testimony of his...

Idaho v. McNeely  
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 43943

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court igranted a motion to suppress statements made by defendant-respondent Tyrell McNeely to Detective Zane Jensen after finding that the Miranda warnings given to McNeely did not adequately advise him of h...

Idaho v. Lankford  
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 44037

Justia Opinion Summary: Mark Henry Lankford (Lankford) appealed after he was convicted by jury on two counts of felony murder. Lankford and his brother, Bryan Lankford (Bryan), were both convicted and sentenced to death for the 1983 murders of...

Idaho v. Lankford  
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 35617

Justia Opinion Summary: Mark Lankford and his brother Bryan were both convicted and sentenced to death for the 1983 murders of Robert and Cheryl Bravence, who were brutally murdered while camping in the Sheep Creek area of Idaho County. Lankfor...

Idaho v. Wass  
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Numbers: 43844, 43845

Justia Opinion Summary: Shawn Wass appealed the judgment entered upon his conditional guilty plea to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). He argued the district court erred when it denied his motion to suppress his admission...

Wheeler v. Idaho  
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 44797

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, petitioner-appellant Jeremy Wheeler was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine. Due to prior convictions of a similar nature, he was also charged with being a persistent violator. Wheeler filed...

McKinney v. Idaho  
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 42964

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1981, a jury found Randy McKinney guilty of first degree murder (both by premeditated killing and by felony murder), conspiracy to commit murder, robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery for the April 1981 shooting d...

Idaho v. Flores  
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 43946

Justia Opinion Summary: In September 2012, the State charged Flores with one felony count of eluding a peace officer. Flores pled guilty to the charge. A judgment of conviction was entered, and Flores was sentenced to five years: a three-year d...

Idaho v. Garcia-Rodriguez  
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 44443

Justia Opinion Summary: The State of Idaho appeals from the district court’s order suppressing evidence against Victor Garcia-Rodriguez. On April 10, 2014, Garcia-Rodriguez was pulled over after an Idaho State Police trooper witnessed Garcia-Ro...

Idaho v. Brand  
Date: May 31, 2017
Docket Number: 44221

Justia Opinion Summary: Idaho Code section 18-309’s plain language mandates credit for “any period of incarceration” where “such incarceration was for the offense or an included offense for which the judgment was entered.” The statute “does not...

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