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Johnson v. State

Court of Appeals of Alabama
Apr 18, 1920
85 So. 576 (Ala. Crim. App. 1920)


6 Div. 589.

February 10, 1920. Rehearing Denied April 18, 1920.

Appeal from Circuit Court, Jefferson County; H.P. Heflin, Judge.

Preston Johnson was convicted of robbery, and he appeals. Affirmed.

M.B. Grace, of Birmingham, for appellant.

Counsel discusses the error assigned and the charges refused, but in view of the opinion it is not deemed necessary to here set it out.

J.Q. Smith, Atty. Gen., for the State.

No brief reached the Reporter.

The defendant was tried and convicted of the offense of robbery, and sentenced to the penitentiary for a term of 10 years. Several exceptions were reserved to the ruling of the trial court in permitting the introduction and exclusion of certain evidence, but it appears that no objections were made to the questions asked, nor motions made to exclude the answers, until after the evidence was in as to any particular part thereof; then defendant's counsel moved to exclude the same. This is not in keeping with the rule that requires that specific objection should be made to each objectionable question, and motion made to exclude the answer thereto. Owing, however, to the magnitude of the offense charged against the defendant in this case, we have considered the several objections raised to the ruling of the court on the introduction and exclusion of certain evidence, and find there is no merit in the appellant's contention.

There was ample evidence on the part of the state to submit the case to the jury as to whether the defendant was guilty of the offense charged, that is, of robbery, or the other offenses embraced in such a charge, viz. larceny and assault and battery. Thomas v. State, 91 Ala. 34, 9 So. 81.

The record shows that written charge numbered 1, complained of by the defendant, on account of the refusal of the court to give the same, was not in fact refused, but given, and error, perchance, having been made in preparing the record to show this a given charge, when in fact it was refused. The same proposition, however, is embodied in another written charge, unnumbered, given at the request of the defendant.

The defendant further complains of the refusal of the court to give written charge numbered 9, which charge appears in the record to be also marked No. 1. The same proposition in this charge is embodied in two or three written charges given at the request of the defendant and also in the court's oral charge; and, this being so, the trial court will not be put in error for refusing to give the same.

We have examined the record, the judgment and conviction appear to be regular, and, there being no error, the judgment is affirmed.


Summaries of

Johnson v. State

Court of Appeals of Alabama
Apr 18, 1920
85 So. 576 (Ala. Crim. App. 1920)
Case details for

Johnson v. State

Case Details

Full title:JOHNSON v. STATE

Court:Court of Appeals of Alabama

Date published: Apr 18, 1920


85 So. 576 (Ala. Crim. App. 1920)
85 So. 576

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