State v. Hanshe

Decision Date16 April 1970
Docket NumberNo. 2027,2027
Citation105 Ariz. 529,468 P.2d 382
PartiesSTATE of Arizona, Appellee, v. Roy Monroe HANSHE, Appellant.
CourtArizona Supreme Court

Gary K. Nelson, Atty. Gen., by Carl Waag, Asst. Atty. Gen., for appellee.

Sternberg & Rubin, by Ronald I. Rubin, Phoenix, for appellant.

UDALL, Justice.

The defendant, in a motion for rehearing before this Court, alleges that defendant's conviction was based on the testimony of one Paul Wielins, an admitted accomplice, whose testimony was not 'corroborated by other evidence which, in itself and without the aid of the testimony of the accomplice, tended to connect the defendant with the commission of the offense.' A.R.S. § 13--136.

A search of the record discloses testimony other than the testimony of the accomplice, which tends to connect the defendant with the commission of the offense. The statement of undercover agent Glenn Kenner was that while he was in Wielins' apartment he saw Wielins get up and walk across the room to the bathroom. He stated that Wielins remained in the bathroom only a few seconds, and when he returned he was carrying the kilo of marijuana. Wielins was then arrested and two other officers immediately entered the bathroom and found the defendant standing with his body flattened against one of the bathroom walls.

In defendant's motion for a rehearing, he further contends that his motion for a directed verdict at the close of the state's case was improperly denied, since the evidence before the Court was insufficient to warrant a conviction.

Even though defendant's contention may have had some merit at that stage of the proceedings, the defendant, after his motion for a directed verdict was denied, proceeded with his defense and testified in his own behalf. He admitted that as a favor to Wielins, he had brought marijuana to his own apartment where Wielins was supposed to pick it up. Later he stated that he took the package of marijuana, concealed under his coat, to Wielins' apartment. He also admitted that he had agreed to deliver the proceeds of the sale to the original supplier.

In State v. Bustamante, 103 Ariz. 551, 447 P.2d 243 (1968), we said:

'In regard to defendant's motion at the close of the state's case the law is well-settled that by going forward and presenting his case defendant has waived any error in the denial of such motion, if any deficiencies in the evidence in the state's case are supplied when defendant's case is presented.'

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  • State v. Mathers
    • United States
    • Arizona Supreme Court
    • June 26, 1990
    ...because Mathers did not present any evidence. See State v. Savoy, 109 Ariz. 531, 532, 514 P.2d 452, 453 (1973); State v. Hanshe, 105 Ariz. 529, 530, 468 P.2d 382, 383 (1970); State v. Adrian, 24 Ariz.App. 344, 346, 538 P.2d 773, 775 In analyzing the propriety of the jury's verdict, we must ......
  • State v. Savoy
    • United States
    • Arizona Supreme Court
    • September 20, 1973
    ...and the defendant goes forward and presents his case, he is deemed bound if deficiencies in the evidence are supplied. State v. Hanshe, 105 Ariz. 529, 468 P.2d 382 (1970); State v. Bustamante, 103 Ariz. 551, 447 P.2d 243 When the defendant took the stand in his own behalf, he admitted that ......
  • State v. Adrian
    • United States
    • Arizona Court of Appeals
    • August 5, 1975
    ...in the State's evidence are supplied by the defense. State v. Patricella, 109 Ariz. 393, 510 P.2d 39 (1973); State v. Hanshe, 105 Ariz. 529, 468 P.2d 382 (1970). Finally, defendant argues that he should have been sentenced under subsection A of A.R.S. § 13--249 rather than subsection B. 1 B......
  • State v. Patricella, 2505
    • United States
    • Arizona Supreme Court
    • May 30, 1973
    ...State's case in chief. In his reply brief, the defendant admits the cases are against him but invites us to overrule State v. Hanshe, 105 Ariz. 529, 468 P.2d 382 (1970), and earlier cases. We decline to do this. In State v. Bustamante, 103 Ariz. 551, 447 P.2d 243 (1968), we 'In regard to de......

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