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Criminal Law Supreme Court Slip Opinion

by Booth, George


SC20490 - State v. Richards ("Murder; Sufficiency of evidence; Whether appellate court correctly concluded that evidence adduced at defendant's trial was sufficient to support his conviction of murder; "In this certified appeal, we must consider whether there was sufficient evidence for the jury to find the defendant, Jermain V. Richards, guilty of murder in violation of General Statutes ยง 53a-54a (a), despite the absence of evidence of the manner, means, place, cause, and time of the victim's death. The Appellate Court upheld the trial court's judgment of conviction. We now affirm the judgment of the Appellate Court.")