State v. Francis (1998)

In State v. Francis, 246 Conn. 339, 358, 717 A.2d 696 (1998), the Court addressed the distinction between an instruction on intent to cause a result, death, and intent to engage in proscribed conduct. The court concluded that, viewing the instruction in its entirety, it was not misleading because the trial court in that case repeatedly instructed the jury that to find the defendant guilty of murder, it first had to find that he intended to cause the death of the victim. Id.