Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

State v. Goodseal

553 P.2d 279 (1976)

Case BriefRelatedOptions
From our private database of 26,900+ case briefs...

State v. Goodseal

Kansas Supreme Court

553 P.2d 279 (1976)

Facts

Charles Goodseal (defendant), a convicted felon, and a friend went to a strip club where they met a dancer and prostitute named “Silky.” Silky asked Goodseal to help her get out of a forthcoming paid sexual encounter she was to have with James Hunter. Silky gave Goodseal a gun to scare Hunter with. Goodseal, believing the gun was unloaded, went to Hunter’s vehicle where he and Silky were and opened the rear door while brandishing the weapon. Silky threw out her shoes, robbed Hunter of his money, and Goodseal pulled her from the car. As Goodseal bent over to pick up Silky’s shoes he slipped in the snow, bumped into the car door, and the gun discharged striking and killing Hunter. Goodseal was charged with being a felon in unlawful possession of a firearm, aggravated robbery, and felony murder. The murder count charged that the homicide occurred during the perpetration of the crime, namely that Goodseal, being a felon, was in unlawful possession of a firearm. Goodseal was convicted on all counts and he appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Harman, J.)

Dissent (Prager, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 541,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 541,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 26,900 briefs, keyed to 983 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 541,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 26,900 briefs - keyed to 983 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership