• Connecticut Supreme Court
  • SC 18991
  • Apr 15 2014 (Date Decided)
  • Robinson, J.
In State v. Bennett, the 2013 Supreme Court explained that under the Pinkerton doctrine, "a coconspirator's intent to kill may be imputed to a defendant who does not share that intent . . . " but, "to be guilty as an accessory one must share the criminal intent and community of unlawful purpose with the perpetrator of the crime and one must knowingly and willfully assist the perpetrator in the acts which prepare for, facilitate or consummate it. . . ."

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