Bruner v. State, 24,751

Citation164 N.E. 272, 201 Ind. 33
Case DateDecember 18, 1928
CourtSupreme Court of Indiana

164 N.E. 272

201 Ind. 33

State of Indiana

No. 24,751

Supreme Court of Indiana

December 18, 1928

Rehearing Denied April 16, 1929.

1. FORGERY---Indictment---Joining Forgery with Uttering Forged Instrument.---An indictment charging the forging, uttering and publishing of a forged instrument is not bad for duplicity. p. 35.

2. APPEAL---Briefs---Exceptions to Rulings must be Shown.---When appellant's brief does not show that any exception was taken by appellant to any of the rulings assigned as errors, no question is presented for review. p. 35.

3. APPEAL---Briefs---Points and Authorities---Appropriate Headings---Numbered Separately.---Rule 22 of the Supreme and Appellate Courts requires that appellant's "Points and Authorities" be stated under appropriate headings of the errors relied on and numbered separately, and points and authorities which do not comply with this rule present no question for review. p. 35.

4. APPEAL---Appellant's Brief---Statement of Record---Page and Line of Transcript Must be Given.---Where that part of appellant's brief containing a statement of the record wholly fails to refer to the pages and lines of the transcript where the parts of the record which he attempts to present are found, no question as to rulings of the court as to such matters is presented for review on appeal. p. 35.

5. APPEAL---Briefs---Exceptions to Court's Rulings---Appellant's Brief must Show.---No question is presented as to overruling a motion for a new trial when appellant's brief does not show that an exception was taken thereto, and no question is presented as to such ruling when appellant fails in this respect. p. 36.

6. APPEAL---Briefs---Rules of Court---Failure to Comply with---Effect of.---When the appellant has wholly failed to comply with Rule 22 of the Supreme and Appellate Courts, no question is presented for review on appeal. p. 36.

7. APPEAL---Reversible Error---Burden of Showing---Presumptions.---The burden is on the appellant to show reversible error by the record, as all presumptions are in favor of the judgment and rulings of the trial court. p. 36.

From Kosciusko Circuit Court; Lemuel W. Royse, Judge.

Earl Bruner was convicted of forgery, and he appealed.


Widaman & Widaman, Henry N. Spaan and Whitcomb, Ewbank & Dowden, for appellant.

U. S. Lesh, Attorney-General, Arnet B. Cronk and Carl Wilde, for the State.


[201 Ind. 34] Willoughby, J.

The grand jury of Kosciusko County returned in the Kosciusko Circuit Court an indictment in six counts against the appellant. The appellant filed a motion to quash each count of the indictment and this motion was sustained as to the first, second and third counts and overruled as to the fourth, fifth and sixth counts. In these last-named counts, it was charged that the appellant did then and there unlawfully, feloniously, fraudulently and knowingly draw, publish, pass and deliver to the Indiana Loan and Trust Company of Warsaw, Indiana, a certain forged and counterfeit note for the payment of a sum of money. . . .

The case was tried upon the fourth, fifth and sixth counts.

The fourth count charges that the name of Henry Ford appearing on said instrument as one of the makers was false and had been forged and counterfeited. The charging part of the fifth count is the same as that in the fourth, except that the name of Mary Ford is used instead of Henry Ford as the person whose name was forged. The sixth count is the same as in the fourth and fifth counts, except that the names of both Henry and Mary Ford are mentioned as the persons whose names were forged.

The appellant pleaded not guilty to the fourth, fifth and sixth counts. A trial by jury resulted in a verdict against the appellant as follows: "We, the jury, find the defendant guilty of forgery as charged in the indictment."

Appellant's brief alleges as errors relied upon for reversal: (1) The court erred in overruling appellant's [201 Ind. 35] fifth reason in his motion for a new trial, that the verdict of the jury is not sustained by sufficient evidence; (2) the court erred in sustaining a demurrer to the petition of appellant for a writ in the nature of coram nobis; (3) the court erred in pronouncing judgment on the verdict which found the defendant guilty of forgery when he was not tried for forgery, but for knowingly uttering a forged instrument.

It is evident that the indictment is based upon § 2946 Burns 1926. It has been held that an indictment under this statute may charge the forging and uttering and publishing of a forged instrument without being bad for duplicity. State v. Fidler (1897), 148 Ind. 221, 47 N.E. 464; Selby v. State (1904), 161 Ind. 667, 69 N.E. 463.

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  • Bruner v. State, 24751.
    • United States
    • Indiana Supreme Court of Indiana
    • April 16, 1929
    ...201 Ind. 33164 N.E. 272BRUNERv.STATE.No. 24751.Supreme Court of Indiana.Dec. 18, 1928.As Modified April 16, Appeal from Kosciusko Circuit Court; Lemuel W. Rayse, Judge. Earl Bruner was convicted of forgery, and he appeals. Affirmed.Widaman & Widaman, of Warsaw, and H. N. Spaan, of Indianapo......

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