Did you know you can download our entire database for free?


Georgia Caselaw:
Greatest Hits

Georgia Code: Browse

(external) Findlaw Georgia Law Resources

This site exists because of donors like you.

Thanks! Georgia Caselaw
BENHAM, Judge.
Rape, etc. Screven Superior Court. Before Judge Martin.
The victim positively identified appellant as the man who entered her home without her permission and forced her to have both vaginal and anal intercourse with him. She recognized appellant's voice immediately, due to her prior employment of him and his mother. Appellant's palmprint was found on the clothes dryer in the victim's utility room, under a window broken to gain entry into the home. A fingerprint of appellant's right middle finger was found on the window's screen. Pubic hair found in the victim's clothing and bed linens was microscopically similar to that of appellant, and pubic hair found in appellant's underclothing was microscopically similar to that of the victim. Clothing matching the description given by the victim was found in appellant's bedroom. Plaster casts of footprints leading to the broken utility room window were found to be similar in size, tread, and wear to shoes of appellant seized at the time of his arrest. The evidence was sufficient to authorize a rational trier of fact to convict appellant of rape, aggravated sodomy, and burglary. Jackson v. Virginia, 443 U. S. 307 (99 SC 2781, 61 LE2d 560) (1979); OCGA 16-6-1 (a); 16-6-2 (a); 16-7-11 (a); Palmer v. State, 174 Ga. App. 720 (331 SE2d 77) (1985).
J. Lane Johnston, District Attorney, for appellee.
Phillips D. Hamilton, W. D. Simpkins III, for appellant.
Thursday May 21 13:11 EDT

This site exists because of donors like you.


Valid HTML 4.0!

Valid CSS!

Home - Tour - Disclaimer - Privacy - Contact Us
Copyright © 2000,2002,2004