People v Casey

Judgment Date01 January 1938
Date01 January 1938
CourtCourt of Criminal Appeal
[C. C. A., E.]
The People

Onus of proof - Reasonable doubt - Phrase apt to convey wrong meaning - Charge as a whole satisfactory -Conviction affirmed.

Although a phrase in the trial Judge's charge to the jury might have suggested that the accused was not entitled to the benefit of any reasonable doubt. Held, that since the charge, taken as a whole, was sufficient to enable the jury to understand the correct position, the conviction should stand.

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