State v. Haley

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State v. Haley

Case Number
Call Date
March 9, 2016
Case Time
9:00 AM
Case Summary

A-15-448, State of Nebraska v. Norman Haley, Jr. (Appellant)

Sarpy County, District Judge William B. Zastera

Attorneys for Appellant: Thomas P. Strigenz and Colleen Hassett (Sarpy County Public Defender's Office)

Attorneys for Appellees: Douglas J. Peterson and Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General's Office)

Criminal Action: First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child; First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child Under 12 Years of Age; Third Degree Sexual Assault of a Child

Action Taken by Trial Court: The district court, after a jury trial, convicted Haley of the above offenses. Haley was sentenced to a mandatory minimum of 15 years nor more than 20 years' imprisonment on Counts 1 and 2, said terms to be served concurrently. Haley was sentenced to 5 to 5 years' imprisonment on Count 3, to be served consecutively to Counts 1 and 2.

Assignment of Error on Appeal: Haley assigns: (1) the trial court committed plain error when it labeled the Project Harmony forensic interview video as substantive evidence and gave the jury unfettered access to it during deliberation; (2) he received ineffective assistance of counsel at trial; (3) the trial court erred in allowing April Anderson to give improper opinion testimony bolstering A.H.'s credibility and his trial counsel was ineffective for eliciting such testimony; and (4) there was insufficient evidence as to all counts.

Case Location
Panel Text
Moore, Chief Judge, Irwin, and Bishop, Judges