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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF KANSAS

No. 81,461

STATE OF KANSAS,

Appellee,

v.

NATHANIEL THOMAS,

Appellant.

Review of the judgment of the Court of Appeals in State v. Thomas, 26 Kan. App. 2d 728, 993 P.2d 1249 (1999). Appeal from Butler district court; JOHN M. JAWORSKY, judge. Judgment of the Court of Appeals reversing the district court is affirmed. Judgment of the district court is reversed. Opinion filed October 27, 2000.

Craig H. Durham, assistant appellate defender, argued the cause, and Jessica R. Kunen, chief appellate defender, and Karen Eager, assistant appellate defender, were with him on the briefs for appellant.

Jan L. Satterfield, county attorney, argued the cause, and Carla J. Stovall, attorney general, was with her on the brief for appellee.

The opinion of the court was delivered by

ALLEGRUCCI, J.: This is an appeal by defendant from his conviction of injury to a pregnant woman, aggravated battery, and criminal threat. The Court of Appeals reversed and remanded for a new trial, finding: (1) defendant's counsel's failure to file timely notice of an alibi defense constituted ineffective assistance of counsel, and (2) defendant's convictions of injury to a pregnant woman and aggravated battery are multiplicitous. Appellant's petition for review was granted by this court on March 21, 2000.

We have reviewed the briefs, the arguments, and the record in this case, and we conclude the Court of Appeals was correct. We, therefore, adopt the opinion and affirm the Court of Appeals, reverse the district court, and remand for a new trial.

END


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