State v. Hawthorne

In State v. Hawthorne, 61 Conn. App. 551, 554-55, 764 A.2d 1278 (2001), the defendant claimed that a conviction of attempt to commit murder and assault in the first degree constituted an inconsistent verdict because the former charge required intentional conduct, whereas the latter charge required reckless conduct. The Court rejected that claim because the jury reasonably could have found that the defendant's attack on the victim consisted of separate criminal acts as to the same victim, and each act supported one charge. Id.