Holcomb v. The State

Bruce S Harvey

Case Conclusion Date:July 13, 2011

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Outcome:Reversed

Description:After a jury trial, John Holcomb was convicted of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. On appeal, Holcomb contended that the trial court erred by denying his motion for new trial on the ground that the jury returned mutually exclusive verdicts of aggravated assault and involuntary manslaughter. The Court of Appeals of Georgia agreed and reversed the convictions.