Compton v. State

In Compton v. State, 931 P.2d 936, 941 (Wyo. 1997), where a jury convicted Compton of attempted first-degree sexual assault. On appeal, he questioned the adequacy of the district court's jury instructions, specifically regarding the elements of attempted first-degree sexual assault and its requisite intent. Id. at 939. First-degree sexual assault is a general intent crime. Id. at 941. The Court found that the district court's jury instructions adequately stated the substantive elements of attempted first-degree sexual assault, and adequately instructed the jury regarding the specific intent element of an attempt. Id. at 940-41.