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Idaho Supreme Court Opinions - Criminal

List of Idaho Supreme Court criminal opinions by release date:

  1. April 11, 2012 – State v. Lonnie Ray Forbes   SUBSTITUTE
  2. March 23, 2012 – State v. James Fredrick Pepcorn, Sr.   Summary
  3. March 2, 2012 – State v. Abelardo Dominguez Gomez   Summary
  4. March 1, 2012 – State v. Filip Danney   Summary
  5. March 1, 2012 – State v. Randy Paul Koivu   Summary
  6. February 22, 2012 – State v. Robert John Gurney   SUBSTITUTE
  7. January 26, 2012 – State v. Robert John Gurney   Summary   WITHDRAWN 02-22-2012
  8. January 25, 2012 – State v. Torey Michael Adamcik – First-degree murder  Summary  SUBSTITUTE
  9. January 10, 2012 – State v. Lonnie Ray Forbes – Violation of Retroactive Application of an Amendment to I.C. 19-2604(3)  Summary  WITHDRAWN 4-11-12
  10. January 6, 2012 – State v. Matthew W. Hanson – Aggravated assault   Summary
  11. January 6, 2012 – State v. Simona Lisa Manzanares – Recruiting a criminal gang member   Summary
  12. December 8, 2011 – State v. Daniel Johnson – Sex offender registration   Summary
  13. December 1, 2011 – State v. John Joseph Delling – Two counts of second-degree murder    Summary
  14. November 30, 2011 – State v. John Alan Schulz – Felony domestic battery   Summary
  15. November 29, 2011 – State v. Torey Michael Adamcik – First-degree murder   Summary   WITHDRAWN 01-25-2012
  16. November 18, 2011 – State v. Dean Clay Miller, Jr. – Subject matter jurisdiction; persistent violator enhancement   Summary
  17. November 2, 2011 – State v. Ora Ray Carson - First-degree murder  
  18. September 13, 2011 – State v. Brian L. Draper – First-degree murder
  19. September 7, 2011 – State v. Diego Morales Peregrina – Aggravated battery with firearm enhancement
  20. September 6, 2011 – State v. Christopher David Flegel – Sexual abuse of a child
  21. July 28, 2011 – Trevor James Booth v. State – Petition for post-conviction relief - Murder   SUBSTITUTE
  22. July 11, 2011 – State of Idaho v. Richard Hansen – Appeal from denial of motion to suppress
  23. June 30, 2011 – State of Idaho v. Jonathan Earl Folk – Lewd conduct
  24. June 29, 2011 – Trevor James Booth v. State – Petition for post-conviction relief - Murder   WITHDRAWN 07-28-2011
  25. May 27, 2011 – State v. Jonathan W. Ellington – Second degree murder   News Release
  26. May 27, 2011 – Erick Virgil Hall v. State - Murder 
  27. May 25, 2011 – Zane Jack Fields v. State - Murder 
  28. April 20, 2011 – State v. Daniel Francis Lute – Appeal from denial of ICR 35 Motion 
  29. March 22, 2011 – State v. Raymond Gene Corbus – Appeal from the order of restitution
  30. March 17, 2011 – State v. John Albert Hardwick – Enticing children over the internet
  31. March 17, 2011 – State v. Shawn M. Fluewelling – Possession of marijuana  
  32. March 17, 2011 – State v. Halton Flowers - Rape
  33. March 16, 2011 – State v. Ethan Allen Windom – Second-degree murder
  34. February 4, 2011 – Darren B. Hooper v. State - Restitution
  35. February 2, 2011 – State v. Gary Lee Hartwig – Sex offender registration
  36. January 18, 2011 – State v. Jim Howard, III – D.U.I. 
  37. January 5, 2011 – State v. Robert W. Skurlock – Motion to suppress evidence obtained by “daytime” search warrant 
  38. December 23, 2010 – State v. Francisco Augustin Urrabazo – Statutory rape, felony battery 
  39. December 7, 2010 – State v. Joseph E. Perry – Sexual battery of a child; two counts    SUBSTITUTE
  40. December 7, 2010 – State v. William Lynn Bennett – Grand theft 
  41. November 24, 2010 – State v. Albert A. Ciccone - Murder      
  42. November 24, 2010 – State v. Mario A. Ruiz, Jr. - Trafficking  
  43. November 24, 2010 – State v. Walter E. Moore – Lewd conduct with a child under sixteen  
  44. October 13, 2010 – State v. Luis James Pierce – Revoking Probation  
  45. October 6, 2010 – State v. Jessy Benjamin Longest – Failure to register  
  46. October 1, 2010 – State v. Donna Kay Thorngren – First degree murder  
  47. July 27, 2010 – Gregory Louis Kelly v. State – Petition for post-conviction relief; trafficking  
  48. July 27, 2010 – State v. Corey Sean Frederick – Motion to suppress evidence; drug possession 
  49. July 26, 2010 – State v. Richard T. Yeoman – Failure to register as a sex offender 
  50. July 23, 2010 – State v. Joseph E. Perry – Sexual battery of a child; two counts SUBSTITUTE
  51. June 30, 2010 – Zane Jack Fields v. State of Idaho –Petition for post-conviction relief; first-degree felony murder
  52. June 25, 2010 – State of Idaho v. Clifford Stewart – Felony stalking
  53. June 1, 2010 – State of Idaho v. Dale Carter Shackelford   SUBSTITUTE
  54. May 10, 2010 – Gene Francis Stuart v. State of Idaho – First degree murder   
  55. April 23, 2010 – State v. Alexander Barclay, III – Possession of methamphetamine   
  56. March 26, 2010 – State v. John Doe, a minor – Curfew   
  57. March 24, 2010 – State v. Brian C. Cobler – Sexual Battery of a minor   SUBSTITUTE
  58. March 19, 2010 – Gerald Ross Pizzuto v. State of Idaho – Petition for post-conviction relief; grand theft, robbery, felony murder   
  59. March 18, 2010 – State v. Juan Carlos Fuentes Pina – Felony murder  SUBSTITUTE
  60. March 18, 2010 – Daniel Lee Eby v. State of Idaho – First degree murder   
  61. March 17, 2010 – Lee A. Ridgley v. State of Idaho – Appeal from summary dismissal of post-conviction relief in lewd/lascivious conduct case   
  62. March 17, 2010 – In Re: Rhoades/McKinney/Pizzuto, Jr./Card/Hairston and Stuart v. State of Idaho – Consolidated appeal from orders dismissing petitions for post-conviction relief in first degree murder cases  
  63. March 16, 2010 – State v. Corey Richard Munoz – Appeal from denial of motion to suppress; possession of marijuana  
  64. February 8, 2010 – State v. Wade Lamonte Peterson – Conviction and order of confiscation vacated  
  65. February 1, 2010 – Shey Marie Schoger v. State – Trafficking in methamphetamine  
  66. February 1, 2010 – State v. David Leon Johnson – Lewd and lascivious  
  67. January 29, 2010 – Shane McKay v. State of Idaho – Application for post-conviction relief; vehicular manslaughter 
  68. January 27, 2010 – State v. Dustin L. James – Possession of controlled substance/paraphernalia; motion to suppress 
  69. January 20, 2010 – State v. Dale Carter Shackelford – First-degree murder   WITHDRAWN 6-1-2010
  70. December 29, 2009 – State v. Brian C. Cobler – Sexual battery of a minor   WITHDRAWN 3-24-2010
  71. December 24, 2009 – State v. Vance A. Watkins – Lewd conduct with a minor 
  72. December 24, 2009 – State v. Jerome L. Korn – Possession of wild or exotic animals
  73. December 23, 2009 – State v. Melanie Lampien – Harboring and protecting a felon   SUBSTITUTE
  74. December 9, 2009 – State v. Raymond J. Melton - Lewd conduct with a minor; petition for post-conviction relief
  75. November 25, 2009 – State v. Micah Nathaniel Wegner – (Juvenile) Lewd conduct with a minor; denial of motion to withdraw guilty plea 
  76. October 26, 2009 – Paul Rhoades v. State of Idaho – Appeal from dismissal of petition for post-conviction relief 
  77. October 19, 2009 – Paul Ezra Rhoades v. State of Idaho – Appeal from denial of motion to amend petition for post-conviction relief 
  78. October 15, 2009 – State of Idaho v. Michael Edwin Clements - Murder 
  79. October 2, 2009 – State of Idaho v. Melanie Lampien – Harboring and protecting a felon   WITHDRAWN 12-23-2009
  80. August 28, 2009 – State of Idaho v. Gary L. Turpen – Appeal from order denying motion to expunge records 
  81. August 21, 2009 – Jerry E. Vavold v. State of Idaho – Lewd conduct with a minor child 
  82. July 8, 2009 – State of Idaho v. Juan Carlos Fuentes Pina - First-degree felony murder   WITHDRAWN 3-18-2010
  83. July 7, 2009 – State of Idaho v. David Joseph Meister – First-degree murder 
  84. May 29, 2009 – State of Idaho v. Larry M. Severson – First-degree murder 
  85. May 12, 2009 – State of Idaho v. Christopher Willoughby – Motion to suppress; DUI 
  86. April 20, 2009 – State of Idaho v. David D. Purdum – Possession of methamphetamine 
  87. April 20, 2009 – State of Idaho v. Christopher Allen Sanchez – Aggravated battery
  88. April 6, 2009 – State of Idaho v. Kay James Kofoed – Possession of methamphetamine
  89. January 30, 2009 – State of Idaho v. Shane Marvin Bishop – Possession of controlled substance
  90. January 29, 2009 – State of Idaho v. Harold E. Grist, Jr. – Lewd conduct with a minor under sixteen
  91. January 22, 2009 – William Kris DeRushe v. State of Idaho – Application for post-conviction relief on conviction for murder in the second degree
  92. January 22, 2009 – State of Idaho v. Myron Dale Loomis, Jr. – Aggravated assault
  93. January 21, 2009 – In the Interest of John Doe, formerly a minor: State v. John Doe – Probation violation
  94. December 15, 2008 – State of Idaho v. Darrell Edward Payne – First-degree murder, kidnapping, robbery and rape SUBSTITUTE
  95. August 28, 2008 – State of Idaho v. Sarah Kathleen Pearce – Robbery, kidnapping, battery, and aiding and abetting attempted first degree murder
  96. July 23, 2008 – State of Idaho v. Edward John Stevens – First-degree murder
  97. July 1, 2008 – State of Idaho v. Thomas H. Thomas – Unlawful possession of a firearm
  98. June 26, 2008 – State of Idaho v. Sarah Marie Johnson – First degree murder
  99. June 18, 2008 – State of Idaho v. Darrell Edward Payne – First degree murder, kidnapping, robbery and rape - News Release WITHDRAWN 12-15-2008
  100. June 11, 2008 – State of Idaho v. Kanay Aongola Mubita – Transfer of body fluid which may contain the human immunodeficiency virus
  101. June 11, 2008 – State of Idaho v. Nick McDowell Hensley – Lewd conduct with a minor
  102. June 10, 2008 – Timothy A. Dunlap v. State of Idaho – Murder
  103. June 4, 2008 – State of Idaho v. Tim A. Timbana – Hit and Run
  104. April 25, 2008 – State of Idaho v. Dean Keith Hickman – Grand theft
  105. March 28, 2008 – State of Idaho v. Kathleen J. Elliott – Contempt of Court
  106. March 28, 2008 – Richard Mattoon v. Randy Blades – Petition for writ of habeas corpus
  107. March 28, 2008 – State of Idaho v. James H. Kimball, Jr. – Petition to be removed from the Sex Offender Registry
  108. March 27, 2008 – State of Idaho v. David Pruss – Motion to suppress evidence obtained from a warrantless search - News Release
  109. February 22, 2008 – Gerald Ross Pizzuto, Jr. v. State of Idaho – Appeal from death sentence on conviction for two murders SUBSTITUTE
  110. February 13, 2008 – State of Idaho v. Shami Yakovac – Possession of a controlled substance
  111. January 29, 2008 – State of Idaho v. William Arthur - Burglary
  112. January 29, 2008 – State of Idaho v. Carl Adair, II – Sexual battery of a minor child
  113. January 28, 2008 – State of Idaho v. John Sheldon – Trafficking in methamphetamine and concealing a dangerous weapon
  114. January 25, 2008 – State of Idaho v. Benjamin Castro, Jr. – No contact order
  115. January 25, 2008 – USA v. Douglas Sharp – Certified Question of Law - Withheld judgment - News Release
  116. January 25, 2008 – Robin Row v. State of Idaho – Aggravated arson and three counts of murder
  117. January 10, 2008 – Darrell Boyd Baldwin, Jr. v. State of Idaho – Possession of a controlled substance
  118. January 9, 2008 – State of Idaho v. Robert Anderson – Driving under the influence of alcohol
  119. December 24, 2007 – State of Idaho v. Darren B. Hooper – Appeal from conviction of lewd conduct with six year old daughter
  120. December 24, 2007 – State of Idaho v. Alexander Robert Joslin – Appeal from conviction for statutory rape
  121. November 29, 2007 – Travis Hauschulz v. State of Idaho – On review, was trial counsel ineffective for failing to obtain certain transcripts in felony escape from work release program
  122. November 23, 2007 – John Doe v. State of Idaho – Appeal from a finding that a juvenile was within the purview of the Juvenile Corrections Act
  123. November 23, 2007 – State of Idaho v. Kraig D. Parkinson – Lewd conduct with a minor
  124. November 23, 2007 – Gerald Ross Pizzuto, Jr. v. State of Idaho – Appeal from the district court’s dismissal on summary judgment of petition for post-conviction relief WITHDRAWN
  125. November 21, 2007 – Jaimi Dean Charboneau v. State of Idaho – Appeal from the order of the district court summarily dismissing third petition for post-conviction relief
  126. October 22, 2007 – State of Idaho v. Paul Lawrence Rogers – Appeals termination from Ada County Drug Court Program and subsequent sentencing for possession of controlled substance
  127. October 22, 2007 – State of Idaho v. Douglas M. Farwell – Appeal from the district court’s sentence with enhancement and denial of Rule 35 Motion
  128. October 22, 2007 – State of Idaho v. John Cornell Anderson, III – Appeal from criminal conviction for misdemeanor domestic battery and felony harrassment of a witness
  129. October 19, 2007 – State of Idaho v. Joshua Allen Rose – Appeal from the district court’s order revoking probation
  130. October 17, 2007 – State of Idaho v. Stanley Elliott Oliver – Appeal from jury verdict felony conviction claiming insufficient evidence and abuse of discretion
  131. July 31, 2007 – State of Idaho v. William O. Field – Appeal from the district court’s judgment of conviction and sentence for lewd conduct and sexual battery asserting errors were committed
  132. July 2, 2007 – State of Idaho v. David Dalrymple – Judgment of conviction for lewd conduct with a minor, sexual abuse of a child, and second-degree kidnapping and whether district court failed to provide Faretta warnings contemporaneously with Dalrymple’s waiver of right to counsel - AMENDED
  133. June 27, 2007 – Kenneth Workman v. State of Idaho – Appeal from district court’s summary dismissal of petition for post-conviction relief
  134. May 25, 2007 – State of Idaho v. Christian Reed Smith – Order suppressing evidence re manufacture of a controlled substance
  135. May 2, 2007 – State of Idaho v. Eric L. Christiansen – Motion for new trial based upon misconduct by prosecuting attorney in eliciting inadmissible evidence re judgment of conviction for arson
  136. May 1, 2007 – State of Idaho v. Taya Hope Grazian aka Maxine Grazian – Judgment of conviction re three counts of attempted procurement of prostitution and two counts of prostitution
  137. March 29, 2007 – State of Idaho v. Jon Lewis – Grant of motion in limine to suppress evidence re alleged confession following Lewis’s arrest on outstanding warrant during routine traffic stop
  138. March 29, 2007 – State of Idaho v. Benito Diaz – Motion to suppress evidence re results of blood alcohol content test and whether a "forced" blood draw violated Diaz’s constitutional rights
  139. March 28, 2007 – James H. Hairston v. State of Idaho – Dismissal of consolidated successive petitions for post-conviction relief re petition for writ of habeas corpus, motion to correct illegal sentence, to vacate sentence of death, and for new sentencing trial - News Release
  140. February 21, 2007 – State of Idaho v. David Dalrymple – Judgment of conviction for lewd conduct with a minor, sexual abuse of a child, and second-degree kidnapping and whether district court failed to provide Faretta warnings contemporaneously with Dalrymple’s waiver of right to counsel
  141. February 15, 2007 – State of Idaho v. Gilbert Heredia – Motion to withdraw guilty plea to involuntary manslaughter after sentencing re alleged failure to be informed of consequences of plea
  142. January 22, 2007 – State of Idaho v. Fred K. Huffman – Denial of Rule 35 motion for reduction of sentence re examination of determinate portion of sentence

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