State v. OlmoAnnotate this Case
After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of numerous crimes, including two counts of aggravated trafficking of scheduled drugs. The charges stemmed from events that occurred on four different dates - three dates in July and August 2012 and one date in September 2012. On appeal, Defendant argued that the superior court abused its discretion in denying his motion to sever the counts arising from the July and August events from the counts arising from the September events. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that that superior court did not abuse its discretion in denying Defendant relief from joinder, as, under the circumstances of this case, Defendant failed to make the necessary showing of unfair prejudice required to warrant severance.