Murray v. State
Supreme Court of Wyoming
855 P.2d 350 (1993)
Donald Murray (defendant) had extensive experience with a wide variety of guns. On September 30, 1991, Murray fired multiple shots in the victim’s direction, including several shots aimed at the victim’s feet. Rocks were plentiful in the area, and one of the bullets from Murray’s gun ricocheted off a rock and severed the victim’s femoral artery and femoral vein. The victim, who also suffered a bullet wound to the buttocks, died later that night from his wounds. Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. He appealed, arguing that, at most, the evidence supported a conviction for criminally negligent homicide, not involuntary manslaughter.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Macy, C.J.)
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