Staats v. State of Delaware, 501, 2005
A conviction for first degree murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony is affirmed over defendant's claim that the trial judge abused his discretion in finding sufficient evidence to warrant a flight instruction, which permitted the jury to infer "consciousness of guilt" from defendant's "mere departure" from the crime scene.
- Decided 06/29/2006
- Published 07/05/2006
- HOLLAND, Justice., Before HOLLAND, BERGER and JACOBS, Justices.
- Supreme Court of Delaware
- For Appellant:
- Nicole M. Walker, Esquire, Office of the Public Defender, Wilmington, Delaware, for appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Elizabeth R. McFarlan, Esquire, Department of Justice, Wilmington, Delaware, for appellee.