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Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion

by Townsend, Karen


SC20299 - State v. Samuolis (“The sole issue is whether the trial court properly denied the defendant’s motion to suppress evidence seized from his home, specifically, the dead body of the defendant’s father, John Samuolis, on the grounds that (1) the police officers’ warrantless entry into the Samuolis home was justified under the emergency exception to the warrant requirement of the fourth amendment to the United States constitution, or, alternatively, (2) the defendant’s alleged actions in shooting at the officers upon their initial entry attenuated the taint from that unlawful initial entry and justified their subsequent reentries into the home. We affirm the trial court’s judgment on the basis of the first ground.”)