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A13-1605       State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Patrick William Benton, Appellant.
                      Anoka County.
           1.   A criminal defendant is not entitled to relief based on an alleged violation of his Sixth Amendment right to a public trial when the defendant requested the courtroom closure and the alleged error does not seriously affect the fairness, integrity, or public reputation of the judicial proceedings.
           2.   The allegedly erroneous admission of relationship evidence under Minn. Stat. § 634.20 (2014) was harmless because it did not significantly affect the verdict. 
           3.   Appellant’s pro se arguments lack merit.
           Affirmed.  Justice G. Barry Anderson.



(Added to website 1/22/15)

Filed - January 20, 2015

(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)

1.        Kimberlee Ann Nelson vs. Lynette Nelson, et al. – A14-0200 – Granted
2.        Walter Smith vs. Idl Eilam, Xitalalic Sabary, Jonathan Hershberg, Julie Jacobs, Gary 
           Hawky, Sunsetter Local Dealer, Midwest Windows Co. – A14-1169 – Denied
3.        Gary Carlson vs. Ray Barta – A14-0003 – Denied
4.        State of Minnesota vs. Albert Joe Ryans, Jr. – A14-0551 – Denied
5.        State of Minnesota vs. Stephen Richard Angotti – A14-0091 – Denied
6.        State of Minnesota vs. Juan Jasso, Jr. – A13-0546 – Denied
7.        Lance Gerald Milliman vs. Commissioner of Public Safety – A14-1815
8.        State of Minnesota vs. Abdirizak Mohamed Abdi – A13-2401 – Denied
9.        James Ariola as next of kin and trustee for Jack Ariola Erenberg, his son vs. The City of
           Stillwater, Minnesota, et al.
, Washington County, State of Minnesota  Department 
           of Health – A14-0181 – Denied
10.      State of Minnesota vs. President Pimping Austin – A13-1992 – Denied
11.      State of Minnesota vs. Donald Earnest Beckman – A13-2334 – Denied
12.      Margaret Ann Hunter vs. Anchorbank N.A., Emigrant Mortgage Company, Inc. – A14-1599 –
13.      State of Minnesota vs. Jonathan Lawrence Markle – A13-2361 – Granted/Stayed
14.      State of Minnesota vs. Hugh Alexander Larson – A13-2090 – Denied
15.      In re Petition for Distribution of Attorney’s Fees between Stowman Flaw Firm, P.A.,
           and Lori Peterson Law Firm, formerly doing business as Lori Peterson and Associates. – 
           A13-2225 – Granted
16.      State of Minnesota vs. Joseph Gassoway – A13-2405 – Granted/Stayed
17.      State of Minnesota vs. Christopher Michael Kaupang – A13-2163 – Denied
18.      In the Matter of the Civil Commitment of:  Hollis John Larson. – A14-0662 – Denied
19.      State of Minnesota vs. Roosevelt Mikell – A14-0875 – Denied
20.      State of Minnesota vs. Larry Jermaine McCool – A13-2128 – Denied
21.      Jerry Duwenhoegger, Sr. vs. Tom Roy – A14-0441 – Denied
22.      Cameron Court Homeowners Association vs. Ngozichukwa Akubuike – A13-1813 – Denied
23.      In the Matter of the Welfare of the Children of:  B.L.A. and V.L.A., Parents.
           Denied (1-14-15)


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