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People v. Jackson, No. H032539

Trial court's conviction of defendant for attempted criminal threats is reversed as the trial court's instructions did not adequately apprise the jury of the factual elements required to support the lesser crime of attempted criminal threats, and in order for the jury to have found defendant guilty, it must have found that he specifically intended to make a threat that could reasonably cause the person to be in sustained fear for his or her safety or for his or her family's safety.   

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Filed October 22, 2009


Opinion by Judge Premo


For Appellant:  David D. Martin

For Appellee:  Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Gerald A. Engler, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Martin S. Kaye, Supervising Deputy Attorney General