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Granger v. State
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
3 S.W.3d 36 (1999)
Markieth Granger (defendant) and his friend Jerome went to a nightclub one evening. After being thrown out by a security guard, Granger and Jerome grabbed their guns and returned to confront the guard. Unable to find the guard, the two men went back to the car. As they walked, Jerome recognized a car parked on the side of the road and began shooting into the passenger side of the car. Granger, who did not believe that anyone was inside the car, also began shooting into the car. In fact, there was a person in the driver’s seat who later died of gunshot wounds. Granger was charged with murder. The trial court rejected Granger’s request that the jury be instructed as to mistakes of fact. Granger was convicted, and the court of appeals affirmed. Granger appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Meyers, J.)
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