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Suppression ruling reversed based on good faith exception

The trial court incorrectly suppressed evidence seized from appellant’s home during the execution of a search warrant because, after finding the warrant deficient, the court should have admitted the evidence under the good faith exception to the exclusionary rule. Overview ...

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Child witness was competent to testify

A child witness, appellant’s daughter, was properly found competent to testify that appellant murdered his grandfather (the child’s great-grandfather). Appellant’s confrontation rights were not violated when the child’s statements to a forensic interviewer and the child’s foster parent were admitted ...

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Hearing application lacked probable cause

Where appellants’ sole expert offered contradictory opinions regarding appellee claimant’s current physical capabilities, the workers’ compensation commission correctly affirmed a staff attorney’s decision that there was no probable cause to put appellant’s hearing application on the hearing docket. Prior proceedings ...

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Imitation controlled substance conviction affirmed

There was sufficient evidence to support appellant’s conviction of possession with intent to distribute an imitation controlled substance. Appellant did offer any evidence to show that he was entitled to a statutory exception that would have excused his conduct. Background ...

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