State v. Hurd

After a consolidated jury trial, Defendant was convicted of assault, battery, and criminal threat in one case and two counts of failure to register in another case. The court of appeals affirmed Defendant’s convictions and sentences. The Supreme Court reversed, holding (1) the district court erred in consolidating the two cases because the conditions identified in Kan. Stat. Ann. 22-3202(1) were not met and there was a reasonable probability that Defendant was prejudiced by the joinder; and (2) the complaint charging Defendant with two counts of failing to register was jurisdictionally defective, but the State was not prevented from recharging Defendant. Reversed and remanded for separate trials. View "State v. Hurd" on Justia Law