State v. Ferreira

In State v. Ferreira, 54 Conn. App. 763, 739 A.2d 266, cert. denied, 251 Conn. 916, 740 A.2d 866 (1999), the state alleged in a bill of particulars that the defendant in that case had committed murder and aided and abetted murder. Specifically, the state alleged that the defendant killed the victim by "'means of a deadly weapon'" and that he "'shot and killed'" the victim. Id. at 769. The Court held that the manner in which the state alleged that the defendant had committed murder put him on notice that he could be convicted of aiding and abetting manslaughter in the first degree with a firearm despite the fact that the state did not specifically allege the use of a firearm in the charging documents. Id. at 770.