Failure to Include Instruction on Burden of Proof Was Harmless Error

By January 5, 2007February 10th, 2020Jury Charges, Opinions & Judgments, Reversible Error

In Barrigan v. MHMR Services for the Concho Valley, the Third Court of Appeals has held that failure to include an instruction on the burden of proof in the jury charge was harmless error because the jury was instructed about the proper burden when trial began and appellant’s counsel emphasized the proper burden throughout the trial.