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Williams v. State

Supreme Court of Nevada
May 14, 1971
484 P.2d 1088 (Nev. 1971)

Opinion

No. 6460

May 14, 1971

Appeal from the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County; William R. Morse, J.

Robert G. Legakes, Public Defender, Steven L. Godwin, Deputy Public Defender, Clark County, for Appellant.

Robert List, Attorney General; Roy A. Woofter, District Attorney, Charles L. Garner, Deputy District Attorney, Clark County, for Respondent.


OPINION


This appeal challenges the sufficiency of the evidence to support the verdict of guilty of grand larceny returned by a jury against the appellant.

It appears that the appellant is really complaining about the weight of the evidence rather than its sufficiency. She argues that there was a discrepancy between the testimony of one of the state's witnesses at the trial and her written statement to the police following the criminal act.

In McGuire v. State, 86 Nev. 262, 468 P.2d 12 (1970), we said: "It is the function of the jury and not the reviewing court to weigh the evidence." See State v. Bourdlais, 70 Nev. 233, 255, 265 P.2d 761 (1954). "Where there is substantial evidence in the record to support the verdict of the jury, it will not be overturned by an appellate court." Tellis v. State, 85 Nev. 679, 462 P.2d 526 (1969); Cross v. State, 85 Nev. 580, 460 P.2d 151 (1969); Criswell v. State, 84 Nev. 459, 443 P.2d 552 (1968); Crowe v. State, 84 Nev. 358, 441 P.2d 90 (1968); Henry v. State, 83 Nev. 194, 426 P.2d 791 (1967); Graftenreed v. State, 87 Nev. 217, 484 P.2d 720 (1971).

To restate the evidence contained in this record would serve no purpose. We have considered it and find sufficient facts from which reasonable inferences could be drawn to prove each and every material element of the offense charged.

The judgment of the district court is affirmed. See Pinana v. State, 76 Nev. 274, 352 P.2d 824 (1960).


Summaries of

Williams v. State

Supreme Court of Nevada
May 14, 1971
484 P.2d 1088 (Nev. 1971)
Case details for

Williams v. State

Case Details

Full title:LORENE WILLIAMS, APPELLANT, v. THE STATE OF NEVADA, RESPONDENT

Court:Supreme Court of Nevada

Date published: May 14, 1971

Citations

484 P.2d 1088 (Nev. 1971)
484 P.2d 1088

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