State v. Trice (20)

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State v. Trice (20)

Case Number
Call Date
October 2, 2015
Court Number
Case Summary

S-14-1139 State v. De'Aris R. Trice (Appellant)

Madison County District Court, Judge James G. Kube

Attorneys: Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General's Office) --- Patrick P. Carney (Carney Law Firm) (Appellant)

Criminal: Murder, 2nd degree

Proceedings below: After a bench trial, the district court found Appellant guilty of 2nd degree murder and sentenced him to 40 years to life imprisonment.

Issues: 1) The trial court erred in finding witnesses unavailable and admitting into evidence their testimony from a previous trial. 2) The trial court erred in allowing witness Reyes to testify to inadmissible hearsay. 3) The trial court erred in receiving an exhibit which was a transcript of a phone conversation with Appellant and his father. 4) The trial court abused its discretion in imposing an excessive sentence.