State v. Weaver

1993 WL 441799 (1993)

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State v. Weaver

Ohio Court of Appeals
1993 WL 441799 (1993)

  • Written by Sharon Feldman, JD

Facts

Sally Rizer was waiting to get into a parked car. Duane Weaver (defendant) ran up to Rizer from behind and pulled Rizer’s purse from her shoulder. Rizer was holding the strap when the purse was snatched. Weaver was indicted for robbery, theft, and forgery. At trial, Rizer identified a strap as the shoulder strap that she had been holding when the purse was snatched. The state (plaintiff) maintained that when Weaver pulled the purse from Rizer’s shoulder, the strap became detached and was left behind. Weaver was convicted and argued on appeal that the evidence was insufficient to prove the elements of robbery and that the trial court should have incorporated into the definition of force the requirement of actual or potential harm.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Grady, J.)

Concurrence (Young, J.)

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