CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the evidence was sufficient to support a conviction of 1st degree felony assault?
Defendant was convicted of 1st degree felony assault and aggravated robbery. The evidence was that defendant and an accomplice assaulted a pedestrian by stabbing, punching, and kicking him, and stealing his wallet. The victim suffered extensive injuries with permanent consequence. The injuries defendant inflicted actually put the victim’s life in danger. According, the Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that the evidence was sufficient to prove that defendant inflicted great bodily harm upon the victim. Affirmed.
State v. Easton, A19-1074, Hennepin County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.