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Criminal – Appellant’s Death – Abatement Ab Initio (access required)

In this first-impression decision, the Court of Appeals says a trial court did not abuse its discretion in identifying factors to consider, and in ultimately finding, good cause to deny a motion for abatement ab initio of the incest conviction of a man who died during the direct appeal of his conviction of incest involving ...