Williams v. State

In Williams v. State, 17 Ark. App. 53, 702 S.W.2d 825 (1986), appellant James Charles Williams was charged with the first-degree murder of his brother and was convicted of second-degree murder by a jury in Pulaski County Circuit Court. The only issue on appeal was whether the trial court committed reversible error by refusing to instruct the jury on the lesser-included offense of manslaughter. The supreme court held that it did and reversed and remanded for retrial.