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Superior Court Criminal Opinions and Orders 236 Opinions

Parties/Caption Date File Number Court Type Judicial Officer Description
Scott v. State 12/18/2018 1408003726 1605010033 1606017066 1607023828 1611018494 Superior Court Criminal Cooch
R.J.
Memorandum Opinion. Appeal from the Court of Common Pleas - REVERSED.
State v. Scruggs 12/14/2018 1611017476 Superior Court Criminal LeGrow
J.
Order. Defendant's Motion for Postconviction Relief - DENIED.
State v. Steadman 12/14/2018 1704012772 & 1705002012 Superior Court Criminal Medinilla
J.
Order. Defendant's Motion for Modification of Sentence - DENIED.
State v. Carrigan 12/13/2018 1503000824 & 1109008434 Superior Court Criminal Medinilla
J.
Order. Commissioner’s Report and Recommendation - ADOPTED. Defendant’s Motion for Postconviction Relief - DENIED and SUMMARILY DISMISSED.
Payne v. State 12/12/2018 1512010138 Superior Court Criminal Butler
J.
Order. Appeal from Evidentiary Ruling of the Court of Common Pleas - DENIED.
State v. Blenman 12/12/2018 1406008686 Superior Court Criminal Freud
C.
Commissioner's Report and Recommendation. Defendant's Motion for Postconviction Relief SHOULD BE DENIED.
State v. Matthews 12/10/2018 1601014934A&B Superior Court Criminal Medinilla
J.
Memorandum Opinion. Defendant's Motion for New Trial - GRANTED.
State v. Clay 12/07/2018 1408007714A Superior Court Criminal Bradley
J.
Letter Opinion and Order. Defendant's Amended Motion for Postconviction Relief - DENIED.
State v. Johnson 12/06/2018 1705014383A&B Superior Court Criminal Mayer
C.
Commissioner's Report and Recommendation. Defendant's Motion for Postconviction Relief SHOULD BE DENIED.
State v. Lewis 12/05/2018 1304026571 Superior Court Criminal LeGrow
J.
Adopted Order. Defendant's Motion for Postconviction Relief - DENIED. Postconviction Counsel's Motion to Withdraw - GRANTED.
State v. Shah 12/05/2018 0002019767 Superior Court Criminal Mayer
C.
Report and Recommendation. Defendant’s Request to file Motion; Motion for Appointment of Counsel; Motion to Amend Petition – SHOULD BE DENIED. Defendant’s Twelfth Motion for Postconviction Relief – SHOULD BE SUMMARILY DISMISSED.
State v. Bradley 12/04/2018 0712028521 Superior Court Criminal Cooch
R.J.
Letter Order. Defendant’s Motion for Correction of Illegal Sentence – DENIED.
State v. Rivers 12/04/2018 1504005028 Superior Court Criminal Mayer
C.
Commissioner's Report and Recommendation. Defendant's Motion for Postconviction Relief SHOULD BE DENIED. Defendant's Motion for Evidentiary Hearing SHOULD BE DENIED.
State v. Washington 12/04/2018 9603000529 Superior Court Criminal Cooch
R.J.
Order. Defendant's Motion for Correction of Sentence - DENIED.
State v.Bessicks 12/04/2018 1504001053B Superior Court Criminal Freud
C.
Commissioner's Report and Recommendation. Defendant's Motion for Postconviction Relief SHOULD BE DENIED.
Harris v. State 12/03/2018 1402016580 Superior Court Criminal Rocanelli
J.
Memorandum Opinion. Appeal from the Decision of the Court of Common Pleas - AFFIRMED.
State v. Lum 12/03/2018 1611005481 Superior Court Criminal Mayer
C.
Commissioner's Report and Recommendation. Defendant's Motion for Postconviction Relief SHOULD BE SUMMARILY DISMISSED.
State v. Richards 11/30/2018 1707014097 Superior Court Criminal Freud
C.
Commissioner's Report and Recommendation. Defendant's Motion for Postconviction Relief Pursuant to Superior Court Criminal Rule 61 SHOULD BE DENIED.
State v. Jackson 11/28/2018 89008208DI Superior Court Criminal Butler
J.
Order. Defendant's Successive Motion for Postconviction Relief - DENIED. Counsel's Motion to Withdraw - GRANTED.
State v. Spady 11/28/2018 1405012220 Superior Court Criminal Freud
C.
Report and Recommendation. Defendant's Motion for Postconviction Relief - SHOULD BE DENIED.
State v. Stelljes 11/28/2018 1702005851 Superior Court Criminal Stokes
R.J.
Letter Opinion & Order. Defendant's Motion for Postconviction Relief - DENIED.
State v. Nichols 11/26/2018 1804012836 Superior Court Criminal Scott
J.
Order. Defendant's Motion to Suppress - DENIED.
State v. Rosser 11/26/2018 1407011336 Superior Court Criminal Parker
C.
Commissioner's Report and Recommendation. Defendant's Motion for Postconviction Relief SHOULD BE DENIED. Rule 61 Counsel's Motion to Withdraw SHOULD BE GRANTED.
State v. Rosser 11/26/2018 1407011336 Superior Court Criminal Parker
C.
Report and Recommendation. Defendant's Motion for Postconviction Relief - SHOULD BE DENIED. Counsel's Motion to Withdraw - SHOULD BE GRANTED.
State v. Thompson 11/26/2018 1209018130 Superior Court Criminal Graves
J.
Letter Opinion and Order. Defendant's Motion for Postconviction Relief - DENIED.

* C.=Chancellor or Commissioner C.J.=Chief Justice or Chief Judge J.=Justice or Judge M.=Master P.J.=President Judge R.J.=Resident Judge V.C.=Vice Chancellor