State v. Erickstad )

20000050 State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Brian J. Erickstad, Defendant and Appellant

Appeal from: District Court, South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Judge Burt L. Riskedahl
Nature of Action: Homicide
Counsel:
Appellant: Paul Henry Myerchin
Appellee: Bruce A. Romanick , Asst. State's Attorney
Term: 09/2000   Argument: 09/06/2000  2:45pm
ND cite: 2000 ND 202
NW cite: 620 N.W.2d 136


Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the trial court erred in giving the jury the intoxication instructions which, as given, were confusing and misstated the law.
II. Whether the trial court committed reversible error when it allowed the State to establish the value of the 1998 Chevy truck through inadmissible hearsay.
III. Whether errors in the jury selection and voir dire constitutes reversible error:
A. Whether the trial court allowing an improperly paneled petit jury to decide a criminal case constitutes obvious error; and
B. Whether the trial court abused its discretion when it forced Erickstad's counsel to expedite questioning of potential jurors.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the trial court erred in giving the jury the intoxication instructions which, as given, were confusing and misstated the law.
II. Whether Detective Steven Lundin's testimony regarding the Kelly Blue Book value of the victim Gordon Erickstad's 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck was admissible under N.D.R.Evid. 803(17) and therefore not reversible error.
III. Whether the jury was properly paneled.
IV. Whether the trial court abused its discretion by expediting voir dire.

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Docket entries:
102/23/2000 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 02/18/2000
202/23/2000 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 02/18/2000
302/23/2000 NOTE THIS CASE IS CONSOLIDATED W/20000051, MAKE ALL ENTRIES, EXCEPT DIS IN THIS CASE
402/25/2000 Cys of OTR
502/25/2000 Ltr from Peggy Walker, Deputy Clk., stating Court Appointed Attorney for Brian Erickstad
602/25/2000 is Paul Myerchin, dtd 2-24-2000
702/25/2000 Cy of Ltr dated 2-24-00, from Judge Riskedahl to Rodney Feldner re: preparation of transcript
803/03/2000 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL (Sharon Fox): 04/08/2000
904/10/2000 Transcripts dated October 11, 12, 13, 14 & 18
1004/10/2000 TRANSCRIPT DATED Febraury 11, 2000
1104/10/2000 DISKS - transcripts
1204/11/2000 RECORD ON APPEAL, Exhibits, & Transcripts (6) (NOTE: There was no attachment to #193)
1305/19/2000 APPELLANT BRIEF
1405/19/2000 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1505/19/2000 DISK of ATB
1605/19/2000 Supplemental ROA dated 5-19-00 - Entries 198 - 202
1705/19/2000 Copy of letter dated 5-18-00 to tr. ct. clerk requesting copies of docket sheets
1805/24/2000 Cys of corrected TOC and Register of Actions for Appellant's Appendix
1906/16/2000 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
2006/19/2000 ACTION BY CLERK (MAE). Granted: 07/03/2000
2106/26/2000 SUPPLEMENTAL CLERK' CERT. DATED 6-23-00 (Entry No. 203 -- NOTE: includes "attachment to #174
2206/26/2000 trial record" - State's Exhibit 38 - photo)
2307/03/2000 APPELLEE BRIEF
2407/03/2000 APPELLEE APPENDIX
2507/03/2000 DISK - AEB
2607/17/2000 REPLY BRIEF of Appellant and Addendum
2707/17/2000 DISK - RYB
2808/10/2000 Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 8/10/00 (Entries 204-206)
2908/11/2000 Request for Radio/TV Coverage (Associated Press) Letter dated 8-10-00 from Jack McDonald (approved)
3008/11/2000 "Stipulation for Consolidation" of this case with 20000051-53
3108/11/2000 Request for Mr. Erickstad to join & adopt as his own the issue raised in Lawrence's Brief
3208/11/2000 Request to Waive Oral Argument on behalf of Lawrence
3308/15/2000 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (20000050-53 are consolidated). Granted
3408/15/2000 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (Request of Erickstad's to join & adopt issue of Lawrence) granted provided. Granted
3508/15/2000 it is an issue Erickstad is entitled to raise on appeal
3608/15/2000 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (Request of Lawrence to waive oral argument). Granted
3708/17/2000 Request for Radio/TV Coverage (ND Public Radio and KFYR-TV) faxed memo dated 8-17-00 from Jack
3808/17/2000 McDonald (approved)
3908/16/2000 This case is consolidated w/20000051-53. Make all docket entries, except disposition,in this case)
4009/06/2000 APPEARANCES: Paul H. Myerchin & Clark J. Bormann; Bruce A. Romanick
4109/06/2000 ARGUED: Myerchin; Romanick
4209/06/2000 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
4312/07/2000 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
4412/07/2000 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning
4512/11/2000 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
4601/03/2001 MANDATE
4701/11/2001 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
4805/10/2007 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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