DECEMBER 2001 SITTING

OF THE INDIANA SUPREME COURT



Thursday, December 6

9:30 a.m.     Michael Dean Overstreet v. State of Indiana


Overstreet was convicted of the rape and murder of an eighteen-year-old college student, and was sentenced to death by the Johnson Superior Court following a jury trial. In this mandatory direct appeal, Overstreet argues, among other issues, that the trial court erred in admitting certain DNA evidence, that the evidence is insufficient to support the convictions, and that the death sentence is inappropriate.

            Attorney’s for Overstreet
            Teresa D. Harper
            Bloomington, IN
            Jeffrey Baldwin
            Indianapolis, IN

            Attorney for State
            Steve Carter
            Timothy W. Beam
            Indianapolis, In