State v. Daniels (1978)

In State v. Daniels, 584 P.2d 880 (Utah 1978), the defendant was convicted of theft for stealing a car. On appeal, the defendant claimed the trial court erred in allowing evidence that he had siphoned gas to fuel the stolen vehicle. The Court affirmed his conviction, stating that where "evidence has relevancy to explain the circumstances surrounding the instant crime, it is admissible for that purpose . . . ." Id. at 882.