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Premature Transcript Not Fatal to Appeal (access required)

A majority of the Court of Appeals holds timely a transcript filed before the trial court’s suppression ruling, reverses and remands on the basis that discovery of defendant’s cocaine use inevitably resulted from the lawful stop for shoplifting. A Wal-Mart store employee observed defendant using her purse to steal clothing and confronted her in the parking ...