State v. Hayes
Missouri Supreme Court
16 S.W. 514 (1891)
Hayes (defendant) proposed to Hill that he join him in the burglary of a general store. Hill, a relative of the store’s owners, feigned agreement in order to have Hayes arrested. On the night of the planned burglary, Hayes and Hill arrived at the store together. Hayes raised a window and helped Hill climb through and into the building. Hill then handed Hayes a side of bacon through the window. Hayes was charged with burglary and larceny. The trial judge instructed the jury that Hayes could be found guilty of burglary if he intentionally assisted Hill to enter the building even if Hill himself had no felonious intent. Hayes was found guilty of burglary and larceny and he appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Thomas, J.)
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