State v. Jose J. Santos-Romero

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State v. Jose J. Santos-Romero

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Court Number
Call Date
February 9, 2022
Case Time
1:00 PM
Case Summary

A-21-0389, State of Nebraska v. Jose J. Santos-Romero (appellant)

Douglas County, District Judge Thomas A. Otepka

Attorney for Appellant:  Mark Foxall, Jim K. McGough (McGoughLaw P.C., L.L.O.)

Attorney for Appellee:  Austin N. Relph (Attorney General’s office)

Criminal Action:  first degree sexual assault of a child

Action Taken by Trial Court:  A jury convicted Santos-Romero of two counts of first degree sexual assault of a child.

Assignments of Error on Appeal:  Santos-Romero assigns that (1) the district court erred in electing not to sequester the jury after the case had been submitted, (2) his sixth amendment right to confrontation and right to a fair trial were violated by the procedure for obtaining privileged records set forth in State v. Trammell, 231 Neb. 137, 435 N.W.2d 197 (1989), and (3) his trial counsel was ineffective in failing to investigate the case and in limiting his defense.

Case Location
Court Type
District Court
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Panel Text
Pirtle, Chief Judge, Riedmann, and Bishop, Judges