State v. Thorsteinson

Docket No. 20180233
Oral Argument: Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:00 AM

Docket Info

Title
State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Austin Lee Thorsteinson, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CRIMINAL APPEAL : MISC. STATUTORY OFFENSE (FELONY)
Appeal From
Case No. 2016-CR-00555
Northeast Judicial District, Ramsey County
Donovan John Foughty
2019 ND 65924 N.W.2d 376

Highlight

Evidence of other crimes, wrongs, or acts is not admissible to prove the character of a person in order to show action in conformity therewith, but may be admissible to show motive, opportunity, intent, preparation, plan, knowledge, identity, or absence of mistake or accident.

In considering whether evidence of prior crimes, wrongs, or bad acts is admissible, a court must determine: (1) the purpose for which the evidence is introduced; (2) whether the evidence of the prior bad acts is substantially reliable or clear and convincing; and (3) whether proof of the crime charged permits the trier of fact to establish the defendant’s guilt or innocence independently on the evidence presented without considering the prior bad acts.

A court must give a cautionary instruction about the limited use of prior bad acts evidence, and must examine whether the probative value of the evidence substantially outweighs its possible prejudicial effect.

Jury instructions must correctly and adequately inform the jury of applicable law and it is not error to refuse to give defendant’s jury instruction if it may mislead or confuse the jury.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
09/24/2018 APPELLANT BRIEF View
10/23/2018 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Kyle Richard Craig - 07935
APPELLEE STATE'S ATTORNEY Kari Michelle Agotness - 06375

(Note: Attachments may not be available for recently filed cases and/or confidential documents.)

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 06/07/2018 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 06/07/2018
2 06/07/2018 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 06/08/2018
3 06/08/2018 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
4 06/08/2018 Notice served on Kyle R. Craig and Kari M. Agotness
5 06/11/2018 Received $25 e-filing surcharge for ATB (Receipt #26223)
6 07/02/2018 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JUNE 28,2018(ENTRY NOS. 1-30,35-88,90-122,124-144,147-180,182-200)
7 06/29/2018 202-230) Items not Electronic - #89 States Rule 404(b) Motion CD, #123 Exhibit 1: Car Video CD,
8 06/29/2018 #145 Exhibit 25: Video Re-Enhancement, #146 Exhibit 26: Picture of Metal Stool,
9 06/29/2018 #181 Exhibit 1: Car Video(same CD as #123), #201 Exhibit 25:Video Re-Enhancement(same CD as #145)
10 07/02/2018 Items recieved via U.S mail - #89 States Rule - 404(b) Motion CD, #123 & #181 Exhibit 1: Car Video
11 07/02/2018 CD, #145 - #201 same video of Exhibit 25: Video Enhancement, #146 Exhibit 26: Pic of Metal Stool
12 08/06/2018 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT
13 08/06/2018 E-FILED MOTION
14 08/06/2018 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT - Granted : 08/20/2018
15 08/08/2018 1st ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED August 7, 2018 (ENTRY NOS. 231 - 233)
16 08/16/2018 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED 10-26-17, 2-15-18, 3-6-18, 3-7-18, 3-8-18 AND REDACTION KEY
17 08/22/2018 Recieved C.O.S for Transcript
18 09/12/2018 Received non substantive corrections to transcript dated March 7, 2018 & C.O.S.
19 09/24/2018 APPELLANT BRIEF View
20 09/24/2018 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
21 09/24/2018 APPELLANT APPENDIX
22 09/24/2018 E-FILED APPENDIX
23 10/02/2018 Rec'd 6 copies each ATB & ATA from CD
24 10/23/2018 APPELLEE BRIEF View
25 10/23/2018 E-FILED BRIEF
26 10/23/2018 APPELLEE APPENDIX
27 10/23/2018 E-FILED APPENDIX
28 10/26/2018 Rec'd 6 copies of AEB and AEA from Central Duplicating
29 11/16/2018 Rec'd $25 surcharge for AEB (receipt #26731)
30 12/17/2018 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
31 12/20/2018 NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
32 01/17/2019 APPEARANCES: Kyle R. Craig; Kari M. Agotness
33 01/17/2019 ARGUED: Kyle R. Craig; Kari M. Agotness
34 01/17/2019 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
35 03/13/2019 DISPOSITION
36 03/13/2019 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Crothers, Daniel John View
37 03/15/2019 Judgment Sent to Parties
38 04/08/2019 MANDATE
39 04/12/2019 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE