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Palmer v. Colorado
Colorado Supreme Court
964 P.2d 524 (1998)
Aaron Palmer (defendant) was convicted of conspiracy to commit reckless manslaughter, after firing a gun into a crowd. On appeal, Palmer argued that conspiracy to commit reckless manslaughter was not a cognizable crime. The problem, Palmer argued, was one of intent. The specific intent required for conspiracy could not be reconciled with the recklessness required for manslaughter. The court of appeals affirmed Palmer’s conviction and upheld conspiracy to commit reckless manslaughter as a cognizable crime. Palmer appealed to the Colorado Supreme Court.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Bender, J.)
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