Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

Ex Parte Weems

463 So. 2d 170 (Ala. 1984)

Case BriefRelatedOptions
From our private database of 32,100+ case briefs...

Ex Parte Weems

Supreme Court of Alabama

463 So. 2d 170 (Ala. 1984)

Facts

After a night of gambling, Jared Weems (defendant) was assaulted by a man who attempted to cut him with a knife. Weems fled. When Weems returned to the area to retrieve his car, he realized he had lost his keys during the altercation. Weems decided to check at a nearby cafe to see if anyone had located his keys. Weems was afraid that the man who had assaulted him might be in the cafe, and he therefore carried in a gun that had been in the glove box of the car, cocked and loaded. The man was not in the cafe, but Weems’s gun accidentally discharged as he was putting it away, killing Weems’s friend Christine Wilson. The fact that the killing was accidental was uncontested by the prosecution (plaintiff). Weems was convicted of murder. Weems appealed, and the court of criminal appeals affirmed the murder conviction. The Supreme Court of Alabama granted certiorari to review the appeals court’s decision.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Faulkner, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 583,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 583,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 32,100 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 583,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 32,100 briefs - keyed to 984 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership