Oral Arguments are happening now. View them on the web or via Mobile App on iPhone / iPad or Android (4.0+).

Self-Help Center

You are here

State v. Merchant

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version
Friday, May 2, 2014

S-13-0903, State v. Thomas P. Merchant (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Steven B. Burns

Attorneys: Mark Porto (Shamberg Wolf McDermott & Depue) (Appellant) --- Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Unlawful sale or purchase of motor vehicle, Neb. Rev. Stat. § 60-1416

Proceedings below: This case was previously before the Supreme Court. See State v. Merchant, 285 Neb. 456 (2013) (reversed and remanded for new trial). After a new trial, a jury found Appellant guilty of the crime. He was found to be a habitual criminal. He was sentenced 12 to 26 years in prison.

Issues: The district court erred in (1) utilizing Jury Instruction No. 3, as opposed to Appellant’s proposed jury instructions 1, 2 and 3; (2) overruling Appellant’s motion for directed verdict.

This page was last modified on Monday, May 5, 2014