State v. Tiernan

Charles Matthew Rittgers

Case Conclusion Date:July 13, 2012

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Outcome:Not Guilty Verdict

Description:A 17 year old boy was charged with felony murder in adult court after another boy died in a group home. The jury gave a unanimous Not Guilty verdict on the felony murder charge. I asked the jury to convict my client of involuntary manslaughter - a charge that carried a maximum penalty of 36 months. He was convicted of the involuntary manslaughter.