People v. Dupree
Supreme Court of Michigan
56 N.W. 1046 (1893)
Mr. Dupree (defendant) rigged the window of a shoe shop to prevent the window’s bolt from locking into its slot. He did this so that the window would look closed, but could be opened from the outside. A few days after rigging the window, Dupree used it to gain access to the shoe shop. Upon gaining entry, Dupree stole three pairs of shoes. He was convicted of burglary. Dupree appealed, arguing that he could not have committed a burglary because the window was partially raised when he rigged it days before the theft occurred.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Grant, J.)
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