The Lewis County Superior Court found Michael Caton guilty of failure to report as a sex offender under former RCW 9A.44.130 (2008). Caton appealed, arguing among other things that the evidence did not support his conviction. The Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction. Caton filed a petition for review, and the Supreme Court found that the evidence was insufficient and reversed the conviction.
Docket No. 86532-9
Petitioner: Michael Edward Caton
(Counsel: Eric J. Nielsen)
Respondent: State of Washington
(Counsel: Sara I. Beigh)
Decided: Thursday, April 5th, 2012
Prevailing Party: Michael Edward Caton (Petitioner)
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