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State v. Lail

Docket No. 20190058
Oral Argument: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 2:45 PM

Docket Info

Title
State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Alexander Blake Lail, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CRIMINAL APPEAL : HOMICIDE
Appeal From
Case No. 2017-CR-00038
Southeast Judicial District, Wells County
Daniel D. Narum
2020 ND 13937 N.W.2d 558
Oral Argument 11/5/2019

Highlight

In murder for hire cases, taking actions that could reasonably lead to the hired individual committing the solicited killing constitute a substantial step in attempting to commit the underlying crime.

Solicitation accompanied by an offering of a specific amount of money and assisting in formulating a plan to commit murder were concrete steps toward the commission of the crime.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
06/25/2019 APPELLANT BRIEF View
09/05/2019 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT COURT APPOINTED Kiara Costa Kraus-Parr - 06688
APPELLEE STATE'S ATTORNEY Kathleen Kay Murray - 05365

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 02/19/2019 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 02/19/2019
2 02/19/2019 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 02/20/2019
3 02/20/2019 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
4 02/20/2019 Notice served on Steven D. Mottinger and Kathleen Kay Murray
5 02/22/2019 Kiar Kraus-Par has been assigned Counsel
6 02/22/2019 AMENDED OTR (proof of service on parties)
7 03/22/2019 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED MARCH 21, 2019 (ENTRY NOS.1-188)
8 04/17/2019 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT
9 04/17/2019 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT - Granted : 06/20/2019
10 05/16/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPTS DATED MAY 10, 2017
11 05/16/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED AUGUST 13, 2018
12 05/16/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPTS DATED DECEMBER 18, 2017
13 05/16/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPTS DATED MARCH 13, 2018
14 05/16/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPTS DATED JUNE 11, 2018
15 05/16/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED JULY 10, 2018
16 05/16/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED JULY 26, 2018
17 05/16/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED JULY 30, 2018
18 05/16/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED JULY 31, 2018
19 05/16/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED FEBRUARY 6, 2019
20 05/16/2019 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED AUGUST 1, 2018
21 05/16/2019 C.O.S. OF TRANSCRIPTS
22 06/25/2019 APPELLANT BRIEF View
23 06/25/2019 APPELLANT APPENDIX
24 06/28/2019 Rec'd 6 copies of ATB and ATA back from Central Duplicating
25 07/01/2019 Rec'd $25.00 for ATB (receipt # 27138)
26 07/24/2019 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
27 07/25/2019 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 08/26/2019
28 08/25/2019 Rec'd non-compliant AEB - asked for revision (word count)
29 09/05/2019 APPELLEE BRIEF View
30 09/05/2019 Oral Argument Request by Appellee
31 09/10/2019 Rec'd 6 copies of AEB from Central Duplicating
32 09/12/2019 Rec'd $25 surcharge for AEB (Receipt No 27363)
33 10/18/2019 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
34 11/05/2019 APPEARANCES: Kiara C. Kraus-Parr, Kathleen K. Murray
35 11/05/2019 ARGUED: Kiara C. Kraus-Parr, Kathleen K. Murray
36 11/05/2019 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
37 01/23/2020 DISPOSITION
38 01/23/2020 UNANIMOUS OPINION : VandeWalle, Gerald W. View
39 01/24/2020 Judgment Sent to Parties
40 03/05/2020 MANDATE