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PROCEDURE - Trial judge’s duties - Charge or directions - Inferences of guilt

Friday, July 13, 2018 @ 10:00 AM  

Appeal by the accused, McLellan, from a conviction for first degree murder, and by the accused, Mullen, from a conviction for second degree murder. The two accused and their friend Barnett formulated a plan to rob a drug dealer’s residence. Mullen and Barnett were armed with loaded handguns. Just prior to entry, Mullen stated he would only proceed if he was not armed and passed the gun to McLellan. The group entered the home and demanded money and drugs. Seconds after the dealer stated he did...