Defendant was tried for murder but was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced. Held
2. The court concluded its charge with a recharge on the law as to voluntary manslaughter and justifiable homicide. A mere repetition of a principle of law, while unnecessary, will not work a reversal unless it appears from the charge as a whole that there was such undue emphasis as to result in an unfair statement of the law in relation to the defendant's rights. Baker v. State, 88 Ga. App. 894
, 895 (78 SE2d 357
). In the instant case, the reiteration was as to the lesser included offense of the crime charged in the indictment and as to the defendant's sole defense -- both favorable to the defendant. When the charge is read as a whole, we cannot say that it confused or misled the jury or in any manner resulted in an unfair statement of the law as it relates to defendant.
F. Larry Salmon, District Attorney, Robert D. Englehart, Assistant District Attorney, for appellee.