State v. Lyons

In State v. Lyons, 36 Conn. App. 177, 188, 649 A.2d 1046 (1994), the Court stated: "The Chip Smith charge in no way coerces dissenting jurors into subverting their opinions to those of the majority, but urges each juror to consider the questions before the jury with due regard and deference to the opinions of each other in an effort to arrive at a unanimous verdict. Although the charge does call on dissenting jurors to reevaluate their conclusions, such a charge is not coercive when considered in its totality." Id.