State v. Gomez

In State v. Gomez, 225 Conn. 347, 622 A.2d 1014 (1993), the Court concluded that a jury was instructed properly that reasonable doubt is "a doubt for which a reasonable man or woman can give a valid reason," and that "a reasonable doubt is a doubt which would cause you as reasonable and prudent men and women to hesitate to act in the more weighty and important matters relating to your own affairs." Id., 225 Conn. at 353 n.8. The court rejected the defendant's claim that Cage required reversal, reasoning that the instruction at issue contained none of the objectionable language in Cage. Id., 225 Conn. at 354 n.10.