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Pemberton v. State

Docket No. 20200181
Oral Argument: Monday, January 4, 2021 10:45 AM

Docket Info

Title
Lorenzo Traveras Pemberton, Petitioner and Appellant
v.
State of North Dakota, Respondent and Appellee
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : POST-CONVICTION RELIEF
Appeal From
Case No. 2020-CV-00194
Southwest Judicial District, Stark County
William A. Herauf
2021 ND 85959 N.W.2d 891
Oral Argument 1/4/2021

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To be convicted of attempted murder, the accused must have an intent to kill. Attempted “knowing” murder under N.D.C.C. §§ 12.1-06-01 and 12.1-16-01(1)(a) is a non-cognizable offense.

A federal constitutional error is harmless if we are convinced the error did not contribute to the verdict.

Our determination of whether an error is harmless looks at the effect of the error on this jury, rather than speculating whether a hypothetical jury would convict the defendant absent the error. An erroneous jury instruction informing the jury that it could convict a defendant of a non-cognizable offense would not be cured by an appellate court’s determination that the record evidence unmistakably established guilt of a cognizable offense.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
10/19/2020 APPELLANT BRIEF View
11/25/2020 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT COURT APPOINTED Tyler J. Morrow - 06923
APPELLEE ASST. STATE'S ATTORNEY James Allen Hope - 03669

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 07/09/2020 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 07/09/2020
2 07/09/2020 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 07/10/2020
3 07/10/2020 This case is consolidated w/20200182. Make all entries except ROA, DIS & MAN in this case
4 07/10/2020 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
5 07/10/2020 Notice served on Tyler J. Morrow and Tom M. Henning
6 08/05/2020 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED AUGUST 4, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 1-30)
7 08/11/2020 ELEC. REC. ON APPEAL DATED AUG. 4, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 1-57, 59-85, 87-110, 113-190(underlying crim.)
8 08/11/2020 Items Not Rec'd #58, #86, #111, #112
9 09/08/2020 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED JUNE 22, 2020
10 09/08/2020 TRANSCRIPT C.O.S.
11 10/19/2020 APPELLANT BRIEF View
12 10/19/2020 Oral Argument Request by Appellant
13 10/19/2020 APPELLANT APPENDIX
14 10/22/2020 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to ATA
15 10/26/2020 Rec'd 5 copies of ATB and 4 copies of ATA back from CD
16 11/16/2020 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
17 11/16/2020 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 11/25/2020
18 11/25/2020 APPELLEE BRIEF View
19 11/30/2020 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to AEB
20 12/02/2020 Rec'd 5 copies of AEB back from CD
21 12/21/2020 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
22 01/04/2021 APPEARANCES: Tyler J. Morrow/James A. Hope
23 01/04/2021 ARGUED: Tyler J. Morrow/James A. Hope
24 01/04/2021 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
25 05/20/2021 DISPOSITION
26 05/20/2021 SPLIT OPINION : Tufte, Jerod E. View
27 05/20/2021 Concurring and Dissenting : McEvers, Lisa K. Fair
28 05/20/2021 Judgment
29 06/11/2021 MANDATE