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Tag Archives: Lesser-Included Offense

Criminal Law: Lesser-Included Offense-Voluntary Manslaughter-Castle Doctrine

Where a defendant, who was convicted of multiple offenses including involuntary manslaughter arising from a road-rage incident, argued that the trial court erred in accepting the jury verdict as to the unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action ...

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Criminal Law :  Jury Instruction – Self Defense  –   Lesser-Included Offense

State v. Clay (MLW No. 71116/Case No. SC96016 – 17 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Breckenridge, J.; Fischer, C.J., Draper, Wilson, Russell and Stith, JJ., concur. Powell, J., not participating)

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Criminal Law : Trespass – Lesser-Included Offense – Bazell

State v. Smith (MLW No. 70763/Case No. SC95461 – 31 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Russell, J.; Wilson, J., concurs; Fischer, C.J., concurs in Parts I.B, II, and III and dissents from Part I.A in separate opinion filed; Powell, J., concurs in opinion of Fischer, C.J.; Stith, J., concurs in Parts I and III and dissents from Part II in separate opinion filed; Breckenridge and Draper, JJ., concur in opinion of Stith, J.)

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Criminal Law : Involuntary Manslaughter – Lesser-Included Offense

State v. Jensen (MLW No. 70760/Case No. SC95280 – 18 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Breckenridge, J.; Draper, Wilson, Russell and Stith, JJ., concur; Fischer, C.J., concurs in part and dissents in part in separate opinion filed. Powell, J., not participating)

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