CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the amendment of the complaint was proper?
The State accused the defendant of sexually assaulting an 11 year old girl. Defendant was charged with 1st degree criminal sexual conduct. A bench trial was held. After the victim testified about the timing of the sexual assault, the State was allowed to amend the complaint from “on or about” a specific date to “on or about” a range of 3 years that ended with a specific date. Defendant appealed. The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the amendment. Affirmed.
State v. Murdock, A20-0323, Hennepin County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.