Inman v. Wyoming

Defendant-Appellant Donald Inman appealed his aggravated assault and battery conviction. Defendant did not deny that he assaulted the victim, but claimed he acted in defense of himself and his family. On appeal, Defendant asserted the district court erred in allowing a detective to provide lay opinion testimony as to the location of the assault. He also asserted the district court erred in denying his motions for judgment of acquittal, arguing that the victim’s testimony was contradictory and so inherently unreliable that a reasonable juror could not have accepted the victim’s version of events and rejected Inman’s claim of self defense. Upon review, the Supreme Court concluded the district court did not abuse its discretion in allowing the opinion testimony, and it properly denied Defendant's motions for judgment of acquittal. View "Inman v. Wyoming" on Justia Law