CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the evidence was sufficient to support defendant’s conviction of burglary?
Defendant was convicted of 1st degree burglary following a jury trial. He appealed. On appeal, he argued that the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction of burglary, on the grounds that the State failed to prove that he had an intent to commit a crime when he entered his father’s home. Noting that the evidence showed that defendant entered his father’s house with a flammable substance and a lighter on his person, he was equipped to commit arson. The Minnesota Court of Appeals therefore concluded that he entered his father’s house with the intent to commit arson.
State v. Conant, A20-0760, St. Louis County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.