King v. State

After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of attempted first-degree murder, kidnapping, and aggravated assault and battery after he attacked the victim and hit her in the face and body with a sledgehammer. The Supreme Court affirmed the convictions, holding (1) the district court did not abuse its discretion by admitting evidence of Appellant's previous violent behavior against the victim; (2) the district court did not abuse its discretion when it allowed a transcript of a telephone conversation between Appellant and the victim to be reviewed by the jury while the recording was being played at trial; and (3) Appellant did not receive ineffective assistance of counsel because defense counsel requested a continuance and waived Appellant's right to a speedy trial. View "King v. State" on Justia Law