State v. Allen

In State v. Allen, 28 Conn. App. 81, 611 A.2d 886, cert. denied, 223 Conn. 920, 614 A.2d 826 (1992), the Court rejected a challenge to a similar instruction that included the phrase: "The state does not desire the conviction of innocent people or of any person whose guilt upon the evidence is in the realm of reasonable doubt." Id., at 84. The Court stated in that case that the trial court did not instruct that the state prosecutes only guilty people, but rather that the state requires the conviction of only the guilty. Id., at 85.