State v. Buttercase

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State v. Buttercase

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Call Date
March 6, 2020
Case Time
9:00 AM
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Case Location
Court Type
District Court
Case Summary

S-19-0384, State of Nebraska v. Joseph J. Buttercase (Appellant)

Gage County District Court, Judge Vicky L. Johnson

Attorneys: Melissa R. Vincent (Office of the Attorney General) --- Joseph J. Buttercase (Pro se Appellant)

Criminal: Motion for new trial; Motion for DNA testing; Motion for postconviction relief; Motion for appointment of counsel

Proceedings below: The district court denied Appellant’s motions.

Issues:  Whether the district court erred when it 1) denied Appellant's motion for new trial based on newly discovered evidence, 2) denied Appellant's supplemental motion for new trial- without an evidentiary hearing, 3) denied Appellant’s motion for DNA testing, 4) denied Appellant's motion to vacate (postconviction relief) without an evidentiary hearing, 5) failed to grant an evidentiary hearing to address the constitutionality of Neb. Rev. Stat. § 29-3OO1 et seq., and 6) denied Appellant's motion for appointment of counsel.

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