State v. Angle (Per Curiam Opinion)Annotate this Case
In two separate convictions, Petitioner was first found guilty by a jury of sexual abuse in the first degree. The State subsequently filed a recidivist information against Petitioner and obtained a jury conviction. Petitioner appealed both convictions separately and the Supreme Court consolidated the appeals. The Supreme Court reversed Petitioner’s conviction of first degree sexual abuse and vacated his recidivist conviction, holding that the circuit court erred in admitting evidence pursuant to W. Va. R. Evid. 404(b) at Petitioner’s first trial, and the improper admission of the evidence was not harmless error.