Baptiste v. StateAnnotate this Case
The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeal that invited error precluded review of Defendant's claim on appeal that a jury charge was coercive, holding that the court of appeal did not err.
Defendant was convicted of manslaughter with a deadly weapon, two counts of attempted manslaughter, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a minor. Defendant appealed, arguing that the jury's verdict was coerced by the trial court's issuance of a second modified Allen charge, which defense counsel requested. The court of appeal affirmed, concluding that although the charge was coercive, Defendant waived the error by agreeing to the modified charge. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the invited error precluded review for fundamental error.