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Vincent v. State, 582, 2009

Defendant's convictions for Criminal Mischief under $1000 and Third Degree Criminal Trespass are affirmed where, because a witness saw defendant within five feet of the car at issue seconds before she heard a thump and viewed actual damage to her car, sufficient circumstantial evidence existed on which to establish the convictions for Criminal Mischief and Trespass beyond a reasonable doubt. However, defendant's conviction for witness tampering is reversed where the car defendant damaged was not the property of a witness to an earlier crime.

Appellate Information

  • Submitted 05/12/2010
  • Decided 06/08/2010
  • Published 06/10/2010


  • STEELE, Chief Justice., Before STEELE, Chief Justice, HOLLAND, BERGER, JACOBS and RIDGELY, Justices constituting the court en banc.


  • Supreme Court of Delaware


  • For Appellant:
  • Valerie Dunkle, Office of the Public Defender, Dover, Delaware for appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Timothy J. Donovan, Jr., Department of Justice, Wilmington, Delaware for appellee.
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