Steplight v. GeorgiaAnnotate this Case
Samuel Steplight appealed his convictions and sentences for felony murder, possession of a knife during the commission of a crime, and terroristic threats, all in connection with the 2010 death of Norma Jean Mobley. Steplight contends that the evidence was insufficient to authorize the jury to find him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of the crime of terroristic threats. The Georgia Supreme Court agreed, after review, the evidence did not support an inference that Steplight intended or expected his statements to be communicated to Mobley, and there was no evidence to support the inference that he intended or expected that they would be. The Court therefore reversed on that charge. Finding no other reversible error, the Supreme Court reversed in part, affirmed in part, and remanded for further proceedings.