A-13-0663, State of Nebraska v. Lewis Rakosnik (Appellant)
Pawnee County, District Court Judge Daniel L. Bryan, Jr.
Attorney for Appellant: John S. Berry (Berry Law Firm)
Attorney for Appellee: Jon Bruning, Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office)
Criminal Action: Knowing and Intentional Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult, Attempted Theft by Deception, Attempted Knowing and Intentional Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult.
Action Taken by Trial Court: Appellant was convicted of the above crimes following a jury trial.
Assignments of Error on Appeal: Did the district court err in giving the jury misleading, confusing, or incomplete jury instructions? Did the district court abuse its discretion in allowing Appellee to go beyond the scope of direct examination in re-cross examination of a witness? Was the evidence sufficient to prove Appellant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt?