State v. Snead

In State v. Snead, 41 Conn. App. 584, 593, 677 A.2d 446 (1996), the defendant called the victim, threatening that if she went to the police, she would "be 'as good as dead.'" The defendant argued that the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction of threatening because "the threatened harm was contingent on a future event, namely, the defendant's learning that the victim had gone to the police." Id., at 592. Noting the defendant's present ability to harm the victim, the court rejected that argument and found that the evidence supported the conviction of threatening because "a threat . . . is not limited by time or distance . . . and is always an indication of probable evil to come, whether at once or at some uncertain time in the future." Id., at 593-94.