AL: Children missing after mother’s murder was exigency for entry of house

Defendant was believed to have dismembered the mother of his children and the children couldn’t be found. Police got an address and went there but didn’t get an answer. They went to her parents’ house who sent them back to her house. The entry into the home was with exigent circumstances to check on the safety of the children. Payton v. State, 2019 Ala. Crim. App. LEXIS 30 (May 24, 2019).

The trial court’s grant of the motion to suppress defendant’s cell phone in a child pornography case for exceeding the search warrant was a mixed question of law and fact. Therefore, the issue wasn’t appealable under state law. State v. Reynolds, 2019 Ark. 154, 2019 Ark. LEXIS 169 (May 23, 2019).*

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