Tuesday, April 23, 2013

KYCOA - Lewis - Sufficiency of Evidence for Robbery

Lewis v. Commonwealth, 2012-CA-000244 (To Be Published)

The Court of Appeals held that sufficient evidence of Second-degree Robbery exists when the defendant kept his hands in his pockets and propped one arm upon the counter as he demanded money from a convenience store clerk.  It is reasonable for a victim to assume one making such demand for money might be armed and have a weapon in his pocket in light of the robber’s act of keeping his hands in his pockets and placing one arm on the counter during the crime.

Contributed by Stephen Buck