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Ex Parte Thompson

Supreme Court of Alabama
Feb 20, 1987
503 So. 2d 887 (Ala. 1987)

Summary

In Thompson v. State, 503 So.2d at 881, this Court found that voluntary intoxication would not constitute the mitigating circumstance that the defendant's capacity to appreciate the criminality of his conduct or to conform his conduct to the requirements of the law was substantially impaired, for purposes of a capital sentencing proceeding, where the defendant did not show that he was so intoxicated as to render himself incapable of appreciating his conduct.

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Opinion

85-1004.

February 20, 1987.

Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the Court of Criminal Appeals (6 Div. 799).

B.J. McPherson and John J. Dobson, Oneonta, for petitioner.

Charles A. Graddick, Atty. Gen., and William D. Little and Mary Ellen Forehand, Asst. Attys. Gen., for respondent.


Having considered the record, briefs, and oral argument in this case, this Court holds that the judgment of the Court of Criminal Appeals must be, and it is hereby, affirmed.

AFFIRMED.

All the Justices concur.


Summaries of

Ex Parte Thompson

Supreme Court of Alabama
Feb 20, 1987
503 So. 2d 887 (Ala. 1987)

In Thompson v. State, 503 So.2d at 881, this Court found that voluntary intoxication would not constitute the mitigating circumstance that the defendant's capacity to appreciate the criminality of his conduct or to conform his conduct to the requirements of the law was substantially impaired, for purposes of a capital sentencing proceeding, where the defendant did not show that he was so intoxicated as to render himself incapable of appreciating his conduct.

Summary of this case from Kuenzel v. State
Case details for

Ex Parte Thompson

Case Details

Full title:Ex parte Michael Eugene THOMPSON. (Re Michael Eugene Thompson v. State)

Court:Supreme Court of Alabama

Date published: Feb 20, 1987

Citations

503 So. 2d 887 (Ala. 1987)

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