Sunday, November 17, 2013

State v. Sealy case brief

State v. Sealy case brief summary
117 S.E.2d 793 (1961)

Defendant challenged the judgment of the Robeson County Court (North Carolina), after his conviction on the charge of involuntary manslaughter. Defendant argued that the trial court erred in a portion of its charge to the jury.

After a car collision, defendant was charged with involuntary manslaughter. The trial court provided two instructions to the jury regarding the evidence necessary to convict defendant of involuntary manslaughter. Defendant was convicted.

On appeal, the court reversed, holding that the instructions were conflicting and inaccurate, necessitating a new trial.

The court ordered a new trial.

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