State v. Edwards

In State v. Edwards, 201 Conn. 125, 513 A.2d 669 (1986), the Court explained that in the context of accomplice liability, the victim's sensory perception by observation, feeling or belief is sufficient to show that the accomplice was "actually present" during the commission of the robbery. Id. at 133. The defendant in Edwards was charged with one count of robbery in the second degree as an accessory in violation of " 53a-135 (a) (1) which requires that the person who commits the robbery be 'aided by another person actually present.'" Id. at 132. The Court concluded that the defendant, as the driver of the getaway car, was not 'actually present' during the robbery because the victim was not aware of the defendant until after the commission of the robbery. Id. at 134-35.