Brooks v. State (Majority)Annotate this Case
After a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty of capital murder and abuse of a corpose. Appellant was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder conviction. Appellant appealed, arguing that the circuit court erroneously denied his motions for directed verdict on the charge of capital murder because the State failed to prove that he committed the murder or that he acted with premeditation and deliberation. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) substantial evidence supported the jury’s decision that Appellant committed the murder; and (2) substantial evidence supported the jury’s determination that Appellant acted with premeditation and deliberation.