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State v. Bluett

A-15-1168 State v. Charles Bluett (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge J. Russell Derr

Attorneys: Timothy F. Shanahan (Public Defender’s Office for Appellant) --- Austin N. Relph (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Motion to Transfer to Juvenile Court; Robbery; Use of a deadly weapon

Proceedings below: The court denied Appellant’s motion for transfer. The State filed a Petition to Bypass the Court of Appeals which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Sanders v. Frakes

A-15-0898 Ricky Sanders (Appellant) v. Scott Frakes

Lancaster County District Court, Judge Stephanie Stacy

Attorneys: Gerald Soucie (Appellant) --- George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Habeas Corpus

Proceedings below: The district court granted Frakes’ motion to dismiss. Appellant filed a Petition to Bypass the Court of Appeals which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

State v. Senn (PFR)

A-15-0734 State v. Joseph D. Senn, Jr. (Appellant)

Richardson County, Judge Daniel E. Bryan, Jr.

Attorneys: Keith M. Kollasch (Appellant) --- George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Carrying a concealed weapon

Proceedings below:  A jury found Appellant guilty of carrying a concealed weapon. On appeal, the conviction was reversed by the Court of Appeals. See State v. Senn, 24 Neb. App. 160 (2016). The State of Nebraska filed a Petition for Further Review which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

In re Estate of Evertson (PFR)

A-15-0104 In re Estate of Bruce F. Evertson

County Court for Morrill County, Judge Paul G. Wess

State v. Castaneda

S-16-0273 State v. Juan Castaneda (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Peter C. Bataillon

Attorneys: Annie O. Hayden (Public Defender’s Office for Appellant) --- Stacy Foust (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: First degree murder (2 counts); use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony (3 counts); attempted murder in the 2nd degree; attempted robbery; conspiracy

State v. Garza

S-16-0231 State v. Christopher Garza (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Marlon Polk

Attorneys: Annie O. Hayden (Public Defender’s Office for Appellant) --- Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: First Degree murder, use of a weapon to commit a felony

State v. Mantich

S-16-0221 State v. Douglas M Mantich (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge J. Russell Derr

Attorneys: Adam J. Sipple (Johnson & Mock) (Appellant) --- Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Felony murder

Proceedings below: This court vacated the life sentence imposed on Appellant in 1993 based on postconviction claims. On remand, the trial court imposed a sentence of 90-90 years for felony murder.

State v. Kolbjornsen

S-16-0148, State v. Frantz Kolbjornsen (Appellant)

Hall County, Hon. William T. Wright

Attorneys: Douglas J. Peterson and Kimberly Klein (Attorney General’s Office)—Gerard A. Piccolo (Hall County Public Defender)

Criminal: speedy trial

Proceedings below: The district court overruled the defendant’s motions pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 29-1207 and 29-3805.

Issues: The district court erred in overruling the defendant’s motions pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 29-1207 and 29-3805.

In re Estate of Balvin

S-15-1033, In re Estate of  George Balvin, Sr.

County Court of Douglas County, Judge Marcena Hendrix

Attorneys: William G. Stockdale, Michael D. Kozlik (Harris & Associates, PC, LLO for Appellant George Balvin, Jr.); William F. McGinn (McGinn, McGinn, Springer, & Noethe Law Firm for Appellee Kevin Balvin)

Civil: Probate (Intestate)

Robert W. obo Addison W. v. Ella G.

A-16-172, Robert W. obo Addison W. v. Ella G. (Appellant)

Douglas County, Douglas County Judge Jeffrey L. Mancuzzo

Attorney for Appellant:  Ryan D. Caldwell (Caldwell Law, LLC)

Attorney for Appellee:  Casey J. Quinn

Civil Action:  Domestic Abuse Protection Order

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The district court entered a domestic abuse protection order in favor of Robert W. and his minor daughter Addison W. against Ella G.

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