Lancaster County Separate Juvenile Court, Judge Linda S. Porter
Attorney for Appellant: Susan L. Kirchmann (Wertz & Associates)
Attorney for Appellee: Alicia Henderson (Lancaster County Attorney’s Office)
Juvenile Action: Termination of Parental Rights
Action Taken by Trial Court: The trial court terminated the appellant’s parental rights pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. 43-292(2) and (6) (Reissue 2008), and found that termination was in the minor child’s best interests.
Attorneys: Elizabeth Elliott (Public Defender for Appellant) --- Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office)
Criminal: First degree assault
Proceedings below: Appellant was found guilty by the court. He was sentenced 6 to 10 years in prison. The Court of Appeals affirmed in a memorandum opinion. (A-12-0908, State v. Abdullah). Appellant filed a Petition for Further Review which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.