State v. Leniart

Decision Date04 October 2016
Citation323 Conn. 918,149 A.3d 499 (Mem)
CourtConnecticut Supreme Court
Parties State of Connecticut v. George Michael Leniart

323 Conn. 918
149 A.3d 499 (Mem)

State of Connecticut
v.
George Michael Leniart

Supreme Court of Connecticut.

Decided October 4, 2016


Lauren Weisfeld, chief of legal services, in support of the petition.

Stephen M. Carney, senior assistant state's attorney, in opposition.

The defendant's petition for certification for appeal from the Appellate Court, 166 Conn. App. 142, 140 A.3d 1026 (2016), is granted, limited to the following issue:

“Did the Appellate Court properly apply the corpus delicti rule in concluding that there was sufficient evidence to sustain the defendant's convictions for murder and capital felony?”

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2 books & journal articles
  • A Servey of Criminal Law Opinion
    • United States
    • Connecticut Bar Association Connecticut Bar Journal No. 91, 2018
    • Invalid date
    ...cert, denied, 546 U.S. 1216 (2006). [479] Daniel W.E., 322 Conn, at 628. [480] Id. at 629-30. [481] 166 Conn. App. 142, cert, granted, 323 Conn. 918, 149 A.3d 499 (2016). [482] Id. at 150. [483] id. at 156 (citing State v. Hafford, 252 Conn. 274, 746 A.2d 150, cert, denied, 1041 531 U.S. 85......
  • Chapter 8 Informants
    • United States
    • Carolina Academic Press Wrongful Conviction: Law, Science, and Policy (CAP) 2019
    • Invalid date
    ...under review by the Connecticut Supreme Court as of August 1, 2018.State v. Leniart166 Conn. App. 142, 140 A.3d 1026, appeal granted, 323 Conn. 918, 150 A.3d 1149 (2016) PRESCOTT, J. [George Leniart was convicted of the capital murder of a 15-year-old girl, A.P., and he was sentenced to lif......

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