Warren v. State

In Warren v. State, 809 P.2d 788 (Wyo. 1991), Warren challenged the sufficiency of the evidence to convict him of attempted voluntary manslaughter, arguing that there was no evidence of an attempt to kill. After stating the substantive elements of attempted voluntary manslaughter, the Court proceeded to evaluate the sufficiency of the evidence as to those elements, primarily the evidence supporting Warren's "attempt" to kill his victim and the accompanying inference regarding Warren's intent. Id. The Court concluded that the reasonable inference from the evidence presented was that "Warren attempted to kill his victim, and a jury could so find beyond a reasonable doubt." Id.