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Criminal Law Appellate Court Opinions

by Booth, George

 

AC39980 - State v. Lebrick (Felony murder; home invasion; conspiracy to commit home invasion; burglary in first degree; attempt to commit robbery in first degree; assault in first degree; "The defendant claims on appeal that the trial court improperly admitted into evidence (1) former testimony of a witness in violation of § 8-6 (1) of the Connecticut Code of Evidence and the confrontation clause of the sixth amendment to the United States constitution, and (2) testimony by the state's firearm and tool mark expert in violation of § 4-1 of the Connecticut Code of Evidence and the confrontation clause of the sixth amendment to the United States constitution. We disagree and, accordingly, affirm the judgment of the trial court.")

AC39720 - State v. Montana (Sexual assault in first degree; risk of injury to child; "The defendant, Travis Montana, appeals from the judgment of conviction rendered after a jury trial, of sexual assault in the first degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-70 (a) (2) and risk of injury to a child in violation of General Statutes § 53-21 (a) (2). On appeal, the defendant claims that (1) the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction and (2) the court abused its discretion in excluding third-party culpability evidence. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.")