Thursday, January 11, 2007

State v. Harper Forfeiture By Wrongdoing UPDATE

A tip o' the helmet to Deputy Jason Barnes of the Madison County Sheriff's Office for this update.

It is reported in the Fort Dodge Messenger this day that the Iowa Supreme Court has refused to hear an interlocutory appeal on behalf of Sessions Harper. The appeal sought to overturn the decision of the Webster County District Court to allow into evidence statements made by the victim to emergency room personnel before she died.

Any way you slice it, this issue will be argued in the appeal of right that will follow Harper's conviction, which seems likely at this point.

The case is set for trial this month. Stay tuned.


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