Washington State Court of Appeals upholds felony assault convictions in two cases
SPOKANE, Wash. — The Washington State Court of Appeals confirmed convictions in two different Felony Assault cases from Whitman County Thursday.
In the first case, the defendant, Mark Nyutu, had hit a bouncer on the head with a broken beer bottle at a Pullman nightclub when the bouncer tried to get him to leave. The bouncer was seriously injured. Nyutu was convicted of the felony assault, but he argued to the court of appeals that he hadn’t been given sufficient Miranda warnings when he was arrested.
The court of appeals upheld the conviction.
In the second case, Kye Allery had been convicted of felony assault for spitting on an officer after he was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender. He argued on appeal that the judge had not properly instructed the jury on the law that applied to his case. The court of appeals also upheld Allery’s conviction.
Allery has been in prison since his conviction last year, and will continue to serve out his sentence.
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