State v. Bell

20010311 State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Rodney Bell, Defendant and Appellant

Appeal from: District Court, Southeast Judicial District, Stutsman County
Judge John E. Greenwood
Nature of Action: Drugs/Contraband
Counsel:
Appellant: William A. Mackenzie
Appellee: Leo Albert Ryan , Asst. State's Attorney
Term: 05/2002   Argument: 05/07/2002  1:30pm
ND cite: 2002 ND 130
NW cite: 649 N.W.2d 243

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
1. State's Exhibits No. 22 (address book) and No. 23 (business card) were admitted without sufficient foundation, and if relevant, unfairly prejudiced Bell.
2. Excluding a co-defendant's testimony regarding the charges to which she pled guilty denied Bell a fair trial.
3. Ineffective assistance of counsel requires that Bell be granted a new trial.
4. A review of the entire record reveals that insubstantial evidence exists to sustain the verdict of guilty.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether sufficient foundation existed for the admission into evidence of State's Exhibits No. 22 (address book) and No. 23 (business card).
II. Whether excluding Kirvida's testimony regarding the charges to which she pled guilty denied Bell a fair trial.
III. Whether Bell should be granted a new trial due to ineffective assistance of counsel.
IV. Whether a review of the record reveals that substantial evidence exists to sustain the verdict of guilty.

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Docket entries:
112/20/2001 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 12/18/2001
212/24/2001 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 12/20/2001
312/24/2001 Acknowledgement of Order for Transcript and Appeal (Arnold Strand)
412/24/2001 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL: 02/08/2002
501/14/2002 Transcript dated 10-1-01
601/15/2002 DISK - TRA (10-1-01)
701/29/2002 TRANSCRIPT DATED August 28, 2001
802/01/2002 DISK - TRA dated 8-28-01
902/01/2002 TRANSCRIPTS DATED October 9, 2001; October 15 & 16, 2001; December 14, 2001
1002/04/2002 DISK - tra dated 10-9-01; 10-15 & 16-01; 12-14-01
1102/05/2002 RECORD ON APPEAL & EXHIBITS (Not received were #18 (SA Ex.1--lab bag,rolling papers); 23 (SA Ex. 5-
1202/05/2002 lab bag, baggies of marijuana); 24 (SA Ex.6--lab bag,baggies of marijuana); 27 (SA Ex.9 -- gold
1302/05/2002 Scale); 28 (SA Ex. 10--baggie w/marijuana); 29 (SA Ex. 12 -- bag, baggies of marijuana);
1402/05/2002 34 (SA Ex. 17--jewelry, roach clip with beads); 38 (SA Ex. 21--baggie, residue of marijuana);
1502/05/2002 40 (SA Ex.23 -- business card in address book); 41 (SA Ex. 25--lab bag, plastic wrapping);
1602/05/2002 42 (SA Ex. 26 -- baggies); 44 (SA Ex. 28 -- lab bag, joint); 46 (SA Ex. 30 -- lab bag, joint);
1702/05/2002 48 (SA Ex. 32 -- lab bag w/marijuana); & 50 (SA Ex. 35 -- lab bag w/pipe)
1803/11/2002 APPELLANT BRIEF
1903/11/2002 APPELLANT APPENDIX
2003/12/2002 DISK - ATB
2104/11/2002 APPELLEE BRIEF
2204/11/2002 DISK - AEB
2304/24/2002 REPLY BRIEF
2404/25/2002 DISK - RYB
2505/01/2002 Request for Radio/TV Coverage (The McKenzie County Farmer) (e-mail from J. McDonald) (APPROVED)
2605/07/2002 APPEARANCES: William A. Mackenzie; Leo A. Ryan, Asst. State's Attorney
2705/07/2002 ARGUED: Mackenzie; Ryan (Vol. X; Page 223)
2808/15/2002 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
2908/15/2002 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Neumann, William A.
3008/16/2002 Judgment Mailed to Parties
3109/09/2002 MANDATE
3209/12/2002 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
3310/12/2007 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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