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Criminal Law Appellate Court Opinions

by Booth, George

 

AC31302 - State v. Crafter (Assault in first degree; motion for judgment of acquittal; "The defendant, Laura C. Crafter, appeals from the judgment of conviction, rendered following a jury trial, of assault in the first degree by means of a dangerous instrument in violation of General Statutes § 53a-59 (a) (1). On appeal, the defendant claims that (1) the court erred in denying her motion for a judgment of acquittal because the evidence was insufficient to establish that she intended to cause serious physical injury to the victim, (2) the state failed to disprove the defendant's defense of self-defense beyond a reasonable doubt, and (3) the court committed plain error by failing to instruct, sua sponte, the jury on defense of others within its self-defense instruction. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.")

AC41474 - State v. Morlo M. (Assault in first degree; risk of injury to child; unlawful restraint in first degree; "The defendant, Morlo M., appeals from the judgments of conviction, rendered following a jury trial, of one count of assault in the first degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-59 (a) (3), five counts of risk of injury to a child in violation of General Statutes § 53-21 (a) (1), and one count of unlawful restraint in the first degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-95 (a). On appeal, the defendant claims that the evidence was insufficient to support his convictions. We disagree and, accordingly, affirm the judgments of the trial court.")