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Criminal Law Keyed to Weaver
New Jersey v. Hughes
Citation:215 N.J. Super. 295, 521 A.2d 1295 (App. Div. 1986)
A cashier was robbed at gun point and Hughes was charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, and another crime. Hughes was found guilty of conspiracy to commit robbery. However, jury disagreement was recorded on the other charges.
Hughes testified at trial that Wolley approached Hughes multiple times trying to solicit Hughes into taking part in a robbery. Hughes further testified that he went to the police and told a detective about Wolley’s solicitation attempts and stated that he denied Wolley every time. The detective testified to the same account as Hughes. Hughes relies on this testimony stating that the trial court erred in not including an instruction to the jury regarding renunciation.
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