State v. Sinclair

In State v. Sinclair, 197 Conn. 574, 577-78, 500 A.2d 539 (1985), the defendant was convicted of burglary in the second degree. The defendant appealed, arguing that there was insufficient evidence for the jury to find that he had intended to commit a crime inside the building. State v. Sinclair, supra, 197 Conn. at 576-77. The Supreme Court held that because the defendant had fled the scene after a security guard discovered him in the building, the jury reasonably could have concluded that such action was indicative of criminal purpose. Id. at 578.