|CALENDAR STATUS: Active|
|State of Oregon v. Arnold Weldon Nix|
|Supreme Court Case 4|
|David Celuch on behalf of Arnold Weldon Nix|
Jamie Contreras on behalf of State of Oregon
Statement of Issues:
|State of Oregon v. Arnold Weldon Nix (S060875) (A145386) (appeal from Umatilla County Circuit Court; opinion reported at 251 Or App 449, 283 P3d 442 (2012)).|
Defendant Arnold Weldon Nix has been granted review of a Court of Appeals decision that remanded to the trial court a judgment that had merged guilty verdicts against defendant on 20 counts of second-degree animal neglect, ORS 167.325, into a single conviction pursuant to ORS 161.067(2). The Court of Appeals instructed the trial court to enter separate convictions on each guilty verdict, and remanded for resentencing.
On review, the issue is:
Are animals "victims" pursuant to ORS 161.067 when a criminal defendant has violated ORS 167.325?
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