Where defense counsel improperly made references to race throughout the trial, including stating that defendant “chose to fraternize with black outlaws” and “black bucks,” “blacks prefer crack cocaine”; and defendant’s boyfriend was a “black stud”; and defense counsel improperly made ...Read More »
Where petitioner was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder for shaking an infant; her conviction was affirmed on appeal; and petitioner argues that Minnesota should adopt the felony-murder merger rule and that third-degree assault cannot be a predicate felony for felony ...
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Where defendant pleaded guilty and the state agreed to recommend probation; the court agreed to the recommendation if the guidelines called for a probation term but stated that defendant would otherwise receive the guidelines sentence; before being sentenced, defendant knew ...
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Where police found appellant soaking in his own vomit and slumped over the wheel of his pickup truck parked on a street outside two bars at closing time; the officers smelled alcoholic beverages when they opened the truck door; and ...Read More »
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