Allaben v. GeorgiaAnnotate this Case
Following the reversal of his original convictions, appellant Daniel Allaben was retried and again convicted of malice murder in connection with the strangling death of his wife, Maureen. He appealed, asserting numerous grounds. Though the Georgia Supreme Court concluded after review of the trial court record that the evidence was sufficient to sustain his conviction, it agreed with appellant that the trial court failed to properly apply the rule of completeness and erroneously denied Appellant’s request to instruct the jury on certain lesser-included offenses. Accordingly, the Court reversed the judgment of the trial court and remanded the case for further proceedings.