State v. Jenkins

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State v. Jenkins

Case Number
Call Date
January 29, 2016
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Case Summary

S-14-1087 State v. Erica Jenkins (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Peter C. Bataillon

Attorneys: Beau G. Finley (Finely & Kahler law Firm PC, LLO) & Sean M. Conway (Dornan, Lustgarten & Troia, PC LLO)(Appellant) --- Stacey M. Foust (Attorney General's Office)

Criminal: Motion to suppress; criminal conspiracy; robbery; habitual criminal

Proceedings below: Following a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty on two counts of robbery and sentenced to 30 to 50 years imprisonment. Appellee filed a Petition to Bypass the Court of Appeals which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Issues: 1) The district court erred in overruling Appellant's motions to suppress, 2) the evidence at trial was not sufficient for the jury to find the Appellant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt or either count of robbery, 3) the district court erred in overruling the Appellant's motion for a new trial, 4) the district court erred in admitting into evidence gruesome photographs of the victims of the robberies, and 5) the district court erred in finding the Appellant to be a habitual criminal pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. ' 29-2221.