CRIMINAL LAW Various IssuesPosted by BS - 10/06/10 at 12:06 pm
State v. McInnis, 2010 ME 13, 988 A.2d 994, Per Curiam
The Court upheld the defendant’s conviction of kidnapping, robbery, conspiracy, burglary, and theft by unauthorized taking. The Court rejected a number of different objections in a per curiam opinion that does not really explain the bases for its decisions but simply concludes that the trial court did not abuse its discretion on a number of issues involving suppression and the admissibility of evidence. One point of interest is that the Court found that lay testimony was admissible, on an obvious error standard, concerning whether shoeprints matched the defendant’s shoes.