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Fourth Department – Murder: People v. Swem

New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department Murder Circumstantial evidence instruction – New trial People v. Swem KA 19-00164 Appealed from Jefferson County Court Background: The defendant appealed from his conviction of murder and assault alleging that the court erred in denying his request for a circumstantial evidence instruction. Ruling: The Appellate Division reversed and ordered a new trial. ...

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