Monday, May 6, 2013

KYSC - Kingrey - Unanimous Verdict

Kingrey v. Commonwealth, 2010-SC-000784-MR (rendered 4/25/13)(to be published), 

The Court held Kingrey was denied a unanimous verdict when the jury instruction allowed him to be convicted of one crime based on two separate and distinct criminal acts that violated the same criminal statute. Palpable error occurred since Kingrey cannot challenge the sufficiency of the evidence on appeal without knowing which alleged act formed the basis of his conviction.   

Erin Yang was the appellate attorney.

Contributed by Kathleen Schmidt