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State v. Charette

Docket No. 20040001
Oral Argument: Thursday, September 2, 2004 1:30pm

Docket Info

Title
State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Waylon L. Charette, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CRIMINAL APPEAL : HOMICIDE
Appeal From
Case No. 02-K-03545
South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Thomas J. Schneider
2004 ND 187687 N.W.2d 484
Oral Argument 9/2/2004

Highlight

Circumstantial evidence can, without more, be sufficient to warrant a conviction, assuming the circumstantial evidence is of such probative force to enable the trier of fact to find the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The existence of conflicting evidence does not prohibit a jury from finding a defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The decision to admit or exclude demonstrative evidence is subject to abuse-of-discretion review.
A trial court does not abuse its discretion when it refuses to allow defendant to try on clothing evidence found at a murder scene when defendant has gained weight since the date of the murder.
Rule 16, N.D.R.Crim.P., specifically addresses discovery of formal, recorded statements, and the State does not violate this rule if it fails to disclose a witness's informal, pre-trial statements.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
04/27/2004 APPELLANT BRIEF View
06/10/2004 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Steven D Mottinger - 03597
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Douglas W Nesheim - 05216
APPELLEE ASST. STATE'S ATTORNEY Cynthia Mae Feland - 04804

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 01/02/2004 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 12/30/2003
2 01/02/2004 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 12/30/2003
3 01/05/2004 Request for Prepayment of transcripts & RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL : 02/18/2004
4 01/26/2004 MOTION to Modify Order Denying Motion for Transcript at State Expense or, Alternatively, for Writ
5 01/26/2004 of Supervision & Affidavit in Support
6 01/29/2004 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (supervise to the extent this matter is returned to the trial court for - Granted
7 01/29/2004 a determination of defendant's indigence.)
8 02/18/2004 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT
9 02/18/2004 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT - Granted : 03/18/2004
10 03/16/2004 TRANSCRIPTS DATED 9-9-03, 9-10-03, 9-11-03, 9-12-03, 9-15-03, 9-16-03, 4-9-03, 9-4-03,
11 03/16/2004 12-30-02, & two copies of 3-6-03 Transcript(10 vols) (NOTE: Original tra of 3-6-03 is part of ROA)
12 03/16/2004 DISK - tra (8) (9-9-03, 9-10-03, 9-11-03, 9-12-03, 9-15-03, 9-16-03, 4-9-03, 9-4-03, &
13 03/16/2004 12-30-02) (NOTE: the disk for the 3-6-03 transcript is a part of the ROA)
14 03/22/2004 RECORD ON APPEAL including Transcripts dated Dec. 28, 2002, Dec. 29, 2002 (3), and Mar. 6, 2003
15 03/22/2004 not rec'd were Nos. 190, 191 & 192 (Ct. Rptr. Notes). There were no attachments to No. 53 Order
16 03/22/2004 Approving Payment of Fees With Attachments.
17 03/22/2004 DISK - TRA of 03-06-2003 (W/Orig of TRA in Record)
18 04/26/2004 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
19 04/26/2004 E-FILED MOTION (Faxed MAT)
20 04/26/2004 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 04/30/2004
21 04/27/2004 APPELLANT BRIEF View
22 04/27/2004 APPELLANT APPENDIX
23 04/27/2004 DISK - ATB
24 05/25/2004 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
25 05/25/2004 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 06/19/2004
26 05/26/2004 Copies of Corrected Page 957 of Transcript dated Sept. 12, 2003, Vol. IV - inserted
27 06/10/2004 APPELLEE BRIEF View
28 06/10/2004 APPELLEE APPENDIX
29 06/10/2004 DISK - aeb
30 08/30/2004 Request for Radio/TV Coverage (KXMB-TV & ND Public Radio) - e-mail from Jack McDonald dated 8-30-04
31 08/30/2004 Coverage approved
32 09/02/2004 APPEARANCES: Steven D. Mottinger, Douglas W. Nesheim; Cynthia M. Feland
33 09/02/2004 ARGUED: Mottinger; Feland (Vol. Z; Page 15)
34 09/02/2004 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
35 10/12/2004 DISPOSITION
36 10/12/2004 UNANIMOUS OPINION : VandeWalle, Gerald W. View
37 10/18/2004 Judgment Mailed to Parties
38 11/03/2004 MANDATE
39 11/08/2004 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
40 05/24/2011 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed