Malicious Injury to Property

State v. Boelter, Malicious Injury to Property

Ms. Boelter was accused of slashing her ex’s tire. She was only identified by the ex’s new girlfriend. This alone created credibility issues. New girlfriend testified that she heard a loud pop and then pssss before seeing Ms. Boelter fleeing. The defense argued it is ridiculous to hear a violent pop followed by the sound of air escaping through a tiny hole. This argument coupled with the obvious bias of the witness resulted in a swift NOT GUILTY verdict.