In case of conflicting evidence, high court defers to jury verdict
- June 29, 2015
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(The Indiana Lawyer) – A Pike County man challenging the jury’s finding that he was not insane or mentally ill did not meet what the Indiana Supreme Court acknowledged was a “heavy burden” to overturn the guilty verdict.
Andrew Satterfield appealed his convictions and sentence of life imprisonment without parole. The state charged him with murder, a felony; arson, a Class B felony; and attempted arson, a Class B felony, for killing his mother and burning down her house in December 2011.
At trial, Satterfield claimed he was not responsible by reason of insanity (More…)