Appeal No. 120,190: State of Kansas v. Michael Eugene George Jr.
Summary calendar; no oral argument
On a direct appeal, the Supreme Court affirmed George's five criminal convictions. In an opinion written by Justice Caleb Stegall, the Supreme Court held George's convictions for attempted distribution or possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, attempted aggravated robbery, and aggravated assault are not multiplicitous with one another. Further, the Supreme Court held George failed to properly preserve an evidentiary claim on appeal and could not reframe the issue as one of prosecutorial error. Additionally, the Supreme Court held even if the district court erred when it excluded a witness's testimony, his account was presented in its entirety through other testimony and therefore was harmless. Finding a single harmless error, the Supreme Court found George's claim of cumulative error meritless.