State v. WilliamsAnnotate this Case
The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions for aggravated burglary, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, and domestic battery, holding that while the trial court erred in failing to give two lesser included offense instructions, neither rose to the level of clear error.
Specifically, the Court held (1) sufficient evidence supported Defendant’s aggravated burglary conviction; (2) Defendant’s convictions for aggravated burglary and domestic battery were not mutually exclusive or logically inconsistent; (3) the district court did not invade the province of the jury in instructing the jury that the State had to prove Defendant committed aggravated assault by using “a deadly weapon, a baseball bat”; (4) the district court made two instructional errors, but neither error was clear error requiring reversal of Defendant’s aggravated assault or aggravated battery convictions; (5) Kansas’ aggravated battery statute, Kan. Stat. Ann. 21-5413(b)(1)(B) is not unconstitutionally vague; and (6) cumulative error did not deprive Defendant of a fair trial.