State v. ColeyAnnotate this Case
The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals reversing Defendant's convictions and granting Defendant a new trial, holding that the trial court erred by declining to give Defendant's requested jury instruction on self defense and the defense of habitation.
After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon. The court of appeals reversed, holding that the trial court erred by failing to give Defendant's requested jury instructions on the law of self-defense with the stand-your-ground provision and the law of the defense of habitation. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) there was sufficient evidence presented at trial to support the submission of Defendant's requested instructions to the jury on self-defense and the defense of habitation; and (2) there was a reasonable possibility that had the trial court not committed prejudicial error in its presentation of instructions to the jury a different result would have been reached at the trial.