A-12-0548, State v. Victor Mata (Appellant)
Scotts Bluff County District Court, Judge Leo Dobrovolny
Attorney for Appellant: Dave Eubanks
Attorney for Appellee: Jon Bruning, George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)
Criminal Action: First degree assault; Use of a weapon to commit a felony
Action taken by the trial court: Mata was found guilty by jury verdict of first degree assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony. He was sentenced to 36-60 months in prison on each count, to be served consecutively.
Assignments of error on appeal: Did the trial court err in sustaining the State’s objection to introducing the DNA lab report into evidence? Did the trial court err in imposing excessive sentences?