4 Div. 5.
December 16, 1924. Rehearing Denied January 20, 1925.
Appeal from Circuit Court, Pike County; W.L. Parks, Judge.
Lockard Morgan was convicted of violating the prohibition law, and he appeals. Affirmed.
Charge 7, refused to defendant, is as follows:
"(7) If the jury are not satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt, to a moral certainty and to the exclusion of every other reasonable hypothesis but that of the guilt of the defendant, then they should find him not guilty; and it is not necessary to raise a reasonable doubt that the jury should find from all the evidence a probability of defendant's innocence, but such a doubt may arise, even when there is no probability of his innocence in the testimony, and, if the jury have not an abiding conviction to a moral certainty of his guilt, it is the duty of the jury to acquit him."
Mark D. Brainard, of Montgomery, for appellant.
Charge 7 is a correct statement of law, and should be given. Olden v. State, 176 Ala. 6, 58 So. 307.
Harwell G. Davis, Atty. Gen., and Lamar Field, Asst. Atty. Gen., for the State.
Charge 7 was correctly refused. Edwards v. State, 205 Ala. 160, 87 So. 179. Where no exception is reserved to the court's oral charge, no question is presented for review. Ex parte State, 204 Ala. 389, 85 So. 785.
Charge 7, refused to the defendant, was held good in Olden's Case, 176 Ala. 6, 58 So. 307, but since that time the Supreme Court has held in the Edwards Case, 205 Ala. 160, 87 So. 179, that charges of this character are not correct statements of the law. This court has in many cases followed the Edwards Case, which we think is the correct rule. Thomas v. State (Ala.App.) 96 So. 182; Rikard v. State, 209 Ala. 480, 96 So. 412; Riley v. State, 209 Ala. 505, 96 So. 599; White v. State, 209 Ala. 546, 96 So. 709; Jones v. State, 209 Ala. 655, 96 So. 867.
19 Ala. App. 187.
Proper predicates were laid for the introduction of confessions. The rulings on this question were without error.
We find no error in the record and the judgment is affirmed.