Pace v. State
Supreme Court of Indiana
224 N.E.2d 312 (1967)
Carl Pace Jr. (defendant) was driving on a highway with his wife, their two infant children, and William Rootes. Pace stopped and picked up a hitchhiker, Richard Reppert. Rootes took out a knife and robbed Reppert of his wallet, which contained $2. Pace then pulled the car over. As Reppert exited the car, Rootes also robbed Reppert of his wristwatch. Pace said nothing during the entire event and did not attempt to stop Rootes from robbing Reppert. Pace was charged as an accessory before the fact to robbery. After a jury trial, Pace moved for a directed verdict. The trial court denied Pace’s motion. Pace was convicted, and he appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Hunter, J.)
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