State v. Schaetzle

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State v. Schaetzle

Case Number
Call Date
May 12, 2015
Case Time
1:00 PM
Case Summary

A-14-0777, State of Nebraska v. Stephen J. Schaetzle (Appellant)

District Court for Lincoln County, District Judge Richard Birch

Attorney for Appellant: Michael L. Nozicka

Attorney for Appellee: Austin N. Relph (Attorney General's Office)

Criminal Action: First degree sexual assault of a child

Action taken by the Trial Court: The jury found Schaetzle guilty of the crime, a Class II felony. The trial court sentenced him to 14 to 22 years in prison.

Assignments of Error and Issues on Appeal: Did the trial court err in overruling Schaetzle's motion to suppress his confession? Did the trial court err in allowing the State to play the entire video recording of Schaetzle's interview and thereby expose the jury to comments regarding an uncharged offense? Did the trial court err in overruling Schaetzle's motion for mistrial? Did the trial court err in improperly instructed the jury? Did the trial court impose an excessive sentence? Was there sufficient evidence to support Schaetzle's conviction? Was Schaetzle's trial counsel was ineffective?

Case Location
North Platte
Panel Text
Moore, Chief Judge, Pirtle, and Bishop, Judges