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Hall v. State
Tennessee Supreme Court
490 S.W.2d 495 (1973)
Herman Hall (defendant) was found attempting to break into a home by a neighboring homeowner. The neighbor called the police and held Hall at gunpoint until the police arrived. Hall had cut a hole in a screen door and had his arm inside the inner wooden door, which was still being held by a night latch. Hall was carrying pliers, a brake tool, a screwdriver, and a flashlight. Hall was indicted for first-degree burglary with the intent to commit larceny. He was convicted of an attempt to commit a felony and appealed. Hall alleged that the evidence was insufficient to show that he had an intent to commit larceny in the building. The court of appeals affirmed his conviction, and the Tennessee Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Humphreys, J.)
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