State v. Stridiron

20080285 State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Antonio Phillip Stridiron, Defendant and Appellant

Appeal from: District Court, Northwest Judicial District, Ward County
Judge Douglas L. Mattson
Nature of Action: Homicide
Counsel:
Appellant: Robert Wade Martin
Appellee: Timothy C. Wilhelm , Asst. State's Attorney
Term: 10/2009   Argument: 10/01/2009  2:45pm
ND cite: 2010 ND 19
NW cite: 777 N.W.2d 892

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
Appellant Davis's issues I.Whether the trial court erred in joining the Aggravated Assault charge of Appellant Davis with the Murder Charge of Stridiron, and in failing to sever the cases at trial
II.Whether the state unconstitutionally discriminated against a prospective juror, thereby denying Appellant Davis equal protection of the law.
III.Whether there was insufficient evidence to support the verdict finding Defendant guilty of Aggravated Assault in violation of Section 12.1-17-02 N.D.C.C., a Class C Felony.

Stridiron Issues
[1] Whether the trial court erred in refusing to allow the jury impaneled herein to consider the confession of Bradley Antoine Davis to the murder of Joshua David Velasquez, either as a statement by a party-opponent or as a statement against interest, as was related to Alicia Marie Boyce and proffered by counsel for the Appellant?
[2] Whether the trial court erred in determining the preemptory challenge of the only African-American juror in the pool by the State was properly exercised and not racially motivated pursuant to the United States Supreme Court's holding in the case of Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986)?
[3] Whether the trial court erred in denying counsel for Appellant's pretrial motion for access to the jury pool for purposes of a public opinion survey and companion motion for a change of venue based upon the pretrial publicity the instant case generated in both the conventional media and in online commentary?

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Did the court err in refusing to allow hearsay testimony of an alleged conversation between Alicia Boyce and Bradley Davis as a statement against interest pursuant to N.D.R.EV. 804(b)(3)? (Stridiron)
II. Did the court err in denying Stridiron's pre-trial motion for a public opinion survey and a change of venue in this case? (Stridiron)
III. Did the court err in determining that a peremptory challenge of a black juror exercised by the state was not based upon her race? (Stridiron and Davis)
IV. Was there sufficient evidence presented to convict Bradley Davis of the offense of aggravated assault as charged? (Davis)
V. Did the court err in joining the aggravated assault charge of appellant Davis with the murder charge of Stridiron? (Davis)


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Docket entries:
111/06/2008 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 11/04/2008
211/06/2008 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 11/04/2008
311/06/2008 This case is consolidated w/20090093. Make all entries except DIS & MAN in this case.
411/14/2008 Acknowledgment of Order for Transcript (07-K-1803)
511/14/2008 Acknowledgment of Order for Transcript (07-K-1457)
611/14/2008 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL: 02/02/2009
712/15/2008 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT
812/15/2008 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT. Granted: 02/02/2009
901/26/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT (in letter form)
1001/26/2009 E-FILED MOTION - MTR
1101/27/2009 ACTION BY CLERK - MTR. Granted: 03/04/2009
1201/27/2009 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL: 03/04/2009
1301/30/2009 TRANSCRIPTS DATED 1/18/08, 2/28/08, 6/23/08, 6/24/08-A, 6/24/08-B, 6/25/08, 6/26/08, 6/27/08,
1401/30/2009 6/30/08,7/1/08, 7/2/08, 7/3/08, 7/7/08, 7/8/08, 7/9/08, 7/10/08 AND 7/11/08.
1501/30/2009 DISK-TRA (e-mailed) 6/23/08, 6/24/08A, 6/24/08B, 6/25/08, 6/26/08, 6/27/08,6/30/08,7/1/08, 7/2/08,
1601/30/2009 DISK-TRA (E-MAILED) 7/3/08, 7/9/08, 7/10/08, AND 7/11/08
1702/02/2009 DISK-tra (e-mailed) 1/18/08, 2/28/08, 7/7/08 & 7/8/08
1802/02/2009 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE OF COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS.
1903/11/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (Sua sponte)
2003/11/2009 ACTION BY CLERK (MAT - Sua sponte). Granted: 04/12/2009
2103/20/2009 Robert Martin's objection to consolidation for purposes of appeal
2204/09/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (E-filed) (Stridiron)
2304/09/2009 E-FILED MOTION (Mot/Ext/ATB) (Stridiron)
2404/09/2009 ACTION BY Chief deputy CLERK (Stridiron). Granted: 05/01/2009
2504/10/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed) (Davis--20090093)
2604/10/2009 E-FILED MOTION (Mot/Ext/ATB) (Davis--20090093)
2704/13/2009 ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK (Mot.Ext.ATB) (Davis--20090093). Granted: 05/01/2009
2804/03/2009 RECORD ON APPEAL (Not rec'd 138-140, 151, 266-267, 270-283)
2904/27/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
3004/27/2009 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE. Granted: 05/22/2009
3105/22/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF-DAVIS (E-FILED) PDF
3205/22/2009 E-FILED BRIEF-DAVIS (PDF)
3305/22/2009 APPELLANT APPENDIX-DAVIS (E-FILED) PDF
3405/22/2009 E-FILED APPENDIX-DAVIS (PDF)
3505/26/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT
3605/27/2009 E-FILED MOTION - MOT Re Transcript
3705/27/2009 ACTION BY CLERK - MOT Regarding Transcript. Granted: 06/12/2009
3805/28/2009 Received 7 copies of ATB-Davis from CSD
3905/28/2009 MOTION FOR SUSPENSION OF RULES AND EXTENDED BRIEF W/AFFIDAVIT/SUPPORT (E-FILED)
4005/28/2009 E-FILED MOTION (Mot/Susp/Rules/Extended/Words/Brief)
4105/28/2009 ACTION BY ACTING CHIEF JUSTICE (Mot/Susp/Rules/Extended/Words/Brief). Denied
4205/29/2009 Received 6 copies of ATA from Central Duplicating.
4305/29/2009 APPELLANT BRIEF (Stridiron) (e-filed)
4405/29/2009 E-FILED BRIEF (Stirdiron) (ATB)
4505/29/2009 APPELLANT APPENDIX (Stirdiron) (e-filed)
4605/29/2009 E-FILED APPENDIX (ATA) (Stridiron)
4706/04/2009 Received 7 copies of ATB (Stridiron) from CSD
4806/04/2009 Received 6 copies of ATA (Stridiron) from CSD
4906/09/2009 Transcript dated 6-17-08
5006/09/2009 DISK - tra (6/17/08) (e-mailed)
5106/15/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed letter)
5206/15/2009 E-FILED MOTION (MAE)
5306/15/2009 ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK (MAE). Granted: 07/13/2009
5406/16/2009 Davis Efiling surcharge paid on 6/16/09 through inter-departmental billing, journal no. 775760
5506/16/2009 Stridiron Efiling surcharge paid on 6/16/09 through inter-departmental billing, journal no. 778262
5607/07/2009 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed letter from Tim Wilhelm)
5707/07/2009 E-FILED MOTION (Mot/Ext/AEB)
5807/07/2009 ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK (MAE). Granted: 07/20/2009
5907/17/2009 APPELLEE BRIEF
6007/22/2009 Received corrected Table of Authorities and page for AEB
6107/22/2009 DISK - AEB (CD ROM)
6209/14/2009 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT MAILED
6309/25/2009 Request for Radio/TV (KCND-FM, KFYR-TV & Minot Daily News) Coverage
6410/01/2009 APPEARANCES: Robert W. Martin/Joshua B. Rustad/Timothy C. Wilhelm
6510/01/2009 ARGUED: Martin/Rustad/Wilhelm
6610/01/2009 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
6711/04/2009 Transcripts dated October 13-16, 2009 (4 vols.) were retained when mandate was issued in 20080331
6801/26/2010 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
6901/26/2010 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Maring, Mary Muehlen
7001/27/2010 Judgment Sent to Parties
7102/08/2010 Mot. Ext/Time Petition for Rehearing (Stridiron)
7202/08/2010 E-FILED MOTION (MPR) (Stridiron)
7302/08/2010 ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK (MPR) (Stridiron only). Granted
7402/09/2010 PETITION FOR REHEARING of Davis (e-filed)
7502/09/2010 E-FILED Pet/Rehearing (Davis)
7602/12/2010 Received 7 copies of PER-Davis from Central Duplicating.
7702/18/2010 PETITION FOR REHEARING-STRIDIRON (E-FILED)
7802/18/2010 E-FILED BRIEF (PER-Stridiron)
7902/22/2010 Received 7 copies of PER - Stridiron from CSD
8003/16/2010 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (Pet/Rehearing Davis). Denied
8103/16/2010 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (Pet/Rehearing Stridiron). Denied
8203/29/2010 MANDATE
8304/14/2010 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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