Murder & Vehicular Homicide

State of Wyoming v. F.R.--2001

Jurisdiction:     Campbell County District Court
Charges:           First Degree Murder
Defense:           Defendant was suffering from a severe mental illness that made him incapable of forming an intent to commit the charged crime.
Disposition:      Found Not Guilty By Mental Illness or Deficiency.

State of Wyoming v. R.C.--2005

Jurisdiction:    Crook County Circuit Court
Charges:          Vehicular Homicide
Defense:           Mr. Carter argued that Defendant began a proper pass prior to a collision that lead to a fatality. Mr. Carter presented expert testimony that the roadway was improperly marked and presented a hazzard not the fault of Defendant.
Disposition:     Acquitted at Jury Trial.

State of Wyoming v. C.H.--2006

Jurisdiction:    Campbell County District Court
Charges:          First Degree Murder
Defense:           Defendant was accused of strangling another man to death. Mr. Carter argued and presented expert testimony that the victim died from blunt trauma and not from strangulation calling into question the testimony of the State’s witnesses, including the State’s forensic pathologist. Defendant was convicted of other charges; however, he was spared the death penalty after a 6-week trial.
Disposition:     Acquitted at Jury Trial.

State of Wyoming v. S.C.--2009

Jurisdiction:     Campbell County Circuit Court
Charges:           Vehicular Homicide
Disposition:      Dismissed by State.

State of Wyoming v. J.V.--2011

Jurisdiction:     Campbell County Circuit Court
Charges:           Battery and False Imprisonment
Defense:          Defendant argued that the parent of a child had used reasonable disciplinary means and that the State had failed to provide any evidence that a crime had been committed. At the end of the State’s case-in-chief, Mr. Carter made an oral Motion for Judgment of Acquittal.
Disposition:     Acquitted. Motion for Judgment of Acquittal granted.

State of Wyoming v. B.B.--2008

Jurisdiction:     Campbell County District Court
Charges:           Attempted Second Degree Murder and 2 Counts of Aggravated Assault
Defense:          Self-defense. Mr. Carter argued that the alleged victim was the aggressor and that Defendant was justified in firing his 12-gauge shotgun at the vehicle which the alleged victim was driving in a threatening manner.
Disposition:     Acquitted at Jury Trial.



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