State v. Madren

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A-19-240,  State of Nebraska v. James Madren (Appellant)

Douglas County, District Court Judge James T. Gleason

Attorney for Appellant: Peder Bartling (Bartling Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O.)

Attorney for Appellee:  Douglas J. Peterson, Siobhan E. Duffy (Attorney General's Office)

Criminal Action:  First Degree Sexual Assault

Action Taken by Trial Court:  Following a jury trial, the appellant was found guilty of first degree sexual assault and was sentenced to 30 to 38 years' imprisonment.

Assignments of Error on Appeal:  On appeal, the appellant contends that the district court erred in: (1) denying his motion for a mistrial because the jury was exposed to a non-juror during deliberations; (2) overruling his motion for a new trial based upon the jury's exposure to the non-juror during deliberations; (3) failing to enforce its order limiting testimony concerning the victim's mental health diagnosis; (4) failing to enforce its witness sequestration instruction; and (5) imposing an excessive sentence.

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Moore, Chief Judge, Arterburn, and Welch, Judges