S-12-1023, State v. Wesley S. Vandever (Appellant)
Scotts Bluff County, Judge Randall Lippstreau
Attorneys: Todd Morten (Island & Huff PCLLO) (Appellant) --- Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office)
Criminal: Possession of a controlled substance.
Proceedings below: Appellant was found guilty and sentenced to 300 days in jail. The State of Nebraska filed a Petition to Bypass the Court of Appeals which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.
Issues: The trial court erred in allowing the jury to re-hear Appellant’s recorded statement without a hearing to determine the purpose of hearing it again.