American Criminal Reports; A Series Designed to Contain the Latest and Most Important Criminal Cases Determined in the Federal and State Courts in the United States

American Criminal Reports; A Series Designed to Contain the Latest and Most Important Criminal Cases Determined in the Federal and State Courts in the United States : As Well as Selected Cases, Important to American Lawyers, Volume 14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...$500, and disfranchised and rendered incapable of holding any ofiice of trust or profit for a determinate period. By the tenth charge, the court informed the jury that if they had a reasonable doubt of the defendant's guilt of the charge of robbery, as charged in the indictment, it was their duty to resolve that doubt in his favor, and he should be acquitted; or that, if each of them had a reasonable doubt that the defendant did feloniously steal. take, and carry away the personal goods of the said Leak. as charged in the indictment then that doubt should be resolved in his favor, and he should be acquitted. Counsel for appellant contends that, under the evidence, if the accused is guilty of any crime it is that of robbery, as it is asserted that the evidence conclusively shows that the prosecuting witness was robbed of his money; but it is insisted that appellant has no part in this transaction. The principal objection urged in respect to the instruction, especially to the third and ninth, is that they are not applicable to the evidence, inasmuch as the latter establishes, as contended, that the crime perpetrated was robbery, and not larceny. It is further contended that the issue involved for the jury to determine was not as to whether the crime committed was robbery or larceny, but the question was as to whether the defendant "had anything at all" to do with the committing of the offense of robbery. The objection urged against the instructions is wholly without merit. The third instruction, when construed along with the ninth and others embraced in the court's charge to the jury, is substantially correct. It is true the principal charge against appellant, under the indictment, of which he was convicted, is that...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236911415
  • 9781236911414