Henderson v. State

Decision Date20 January 1956
Docket NumberNo. 29269,29269
Citation131 N.E.2d 326,235 Ind. 132
PartiesAlfreddie HENDERSON, Appellant, v. STATE of Indiana, Appellee
CourtIndiana Supreme Court

H. Perry Smith, Indianapolis, Kincaid & Goodwin, James L. Goodwin, Lebanon, for appellant.

Edwin K. Steers, Atty. Gen., Richard M. Givan, Owen S. Boling, Deputies Atty. Gen., for appellee.

BOBBITT, Chief Justice.

Appellant was charged by indictment with the crime of murder in the second degree, tried by jury and found guilty as charged, and sentenced to the Indiana State Prison for life.

The sole error assigned is the overruling of the motion for a new trial. Three grounds for new trial are assigned as follows:

1. That the verdict of the jury is not sustained by sufficient evidence.

2. That the verdict of the jury is contrary to law.

3. That the court erred in the admission of the testimony of Officer Cross as well as all other witnesses for the State of Indiana in violation of the constitutional rights wherein that Officer Cross as well as all other witnesses for the State of Indiana had no search warrant for the premises known as 2149 Carrollton Street, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.

Appellant has wholly failed to discuss grounds one and two in the argument section of his brief as required by Rule 2-17(e) and (f) of the Supreme Court, 1954 Revision, hence any question pertaining thereto is waived.

As the third and final cause for a new trial, appellant asserts that the trial court erred in admitting testimony by Officer Cross and 'all other witnesses for the State of Indiana' which resulted from the entrance, by Officer Cross and his partner, into the apartment of appellant without having a search warrant therefor. 1

The officer testified that he received a call from police headquarters, at about six o'clock P.M. on March 23, 1954, to investigage a telephone call stating that shots had been heard from appellant's apartment at 2149 Carrollton Avenue. When he and his partner arrived at the address given they knocked 'on the door and nobody answering we entered the house and in the living room we found a woman laying on the floor.' An examination of the body disclosed that she had been shot.

The motion for a new trial fails to set out the question or questions asked of the witness, or a statement containing the substance thereof, the objection made, or the answer of the witness thereto.

In order to present a question of error in the admission of evidence, the question asked must be set forth in full or in substance, together with the objection, the answer, if any, and the court's ruling thereon. Ray v. State, 1954, 233 Ind. 495, 499, 120 N.E.2d 176, 178, 121 N.E.2d 732; 2 Flanagan, Wiltrout & Hamilton, Ind.Tr. & App.Pract., § 1812, p. 388.

The motion for a new trial herein wholly fails to comply with this rule. Hence, no question is presented to us for review, and the judgment of the trial court will be affirmed.

Judgment affirmed.

LANDIS, ARTERBURN, ACHOR and EMMERT, JJ., concur.

1 'The next contention of defendant is that the invasion of her apartment by the police without a search warrant was a violation of State and Federal constitutional prohibitions against unreasonable searches and seizures and that the court erred in failing to suppress evidence so obtained. Decisive, however, are those decisions of this, and of the Federal courts, which hold that the constitutional mandates...

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    ...that the entrance and ensuing arrest would be any less legal, either in the Stearsman Case or in the instant case. In Henderson v. State (1955) 235 Ind. 132, 131 N.E.2d 326, police officers investigated a report of shots heard in appellant's apartment. The officers knocked on the door and a......
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