State v. Clifton (20)

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State v. Clifton (20)

Case Number
Call Date
February 2, 2017
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Case Summary

S-15-1167, State v. Jaquez Clifton (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Judge Gregory M. Schatz

Attorneys: Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General's Office) --- Thomas C. Riley, Mikki C. Jerabek & Cindy A. Tate (Public Defender's Office)(Appellant)

Criminal: Murder; use of firearm to commit felony; motion to suppress

Proceedings below: Following a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of 1st degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony.

Issues: 1) The district court erred by not granting Appellant's motion to suppress all of his statements made to law enforcement in violation of the constitutional safeguards afforded by Miranda, 2) Appellant's Baston challenge was improperly denied as the state failed to provide racially neutral reasons that are supported by the record, constituting reversible error, and 3) the district court erred when it denied the motion for mistrial based upon the State's Brady violation.