State v. Lackman

Defendant appealed his conviction for deliberate homicide. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the district court did not abuse its discretion in instructing the jury on Defendant’s justifiable use of force defense without including a “forcible felony” component; (2) Defendant’s claims that the prosecutor’s comments regarding Defendant’s failure to tell police his self-defense story constituted plain error did not warrant plain error review because Defendant had not demonstrated that the State violated his fundamental rights; and (3) the prosecutor’s misstatement of the legal elements for justified use of lethal force did not constitute plain error. View "State v. Lackman" on Justia Law