Johnson v. State (Majority)Annotate this Case
After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of capital murder ad sentenced to death. The jury sentenced Appellant to death. The Supreme Court affirmed on appeal, holding (1) the circuit court did not err in denying an instruction on the extreme-emotional-disturbance formulation of manslaughter, as there was no rational basis to warrant an instruction of manslaughter; (2) the circuit court did not err by denying Appellant access to certain Arkansas Department of Correction records, as Appellant failed to meet the requirements of Ark. R. Crim. P. 17.4; and (3) no reversible error was determined to exist under Ark. Sup. Ct. R. 4-3(i) or Ark. R. App. P.-Crim. 10(b).