Was There Sufficient Evidence to Prove Co-Defendant Was Murder Accomplice?
State of Ohio v. Derrell B. Shabazz, Case No. 2014-0941
Eighth District Court of Appeals (Cuyahoga County)
- Is an appellate court reviewing a challenge to sufficiency of evidence required to draw all reasonable inferences in favor of the state's case and not adopt the defense's inferences to reverse a conviction?
- Can an accomplice be convicted of felony murder when the victim's death was a proximate result of the underlying felony and the accomplice may not have known the principal had a firearm that was the actual cause of the victim's death?
June 24, 2015