UT CR405 Flight from Scene.

UT CR405 Flight from Scene.

State: Utah

 

MODEL UTAH JURY INSTRUCTIONS, 2nd Edition (MUJI 2d)

UT  CR405 Flight from Scene.

Evidence was introduced at trial that the defendant may have fled or attempted to flee from the crime scene. This evidence alone is not enough to establish guilt. However, if you believe that evidence, you may consider it along with the rest of the evidence in reaching a verdict. It’s up to you to decide how much weight to give that evidence.

Keep in mind that there may be reasons for flight that could be fully consistent with innocence. Even if you choose to infer from the evidence that the defendant had a “guilty conscience,” that does not necessarily mean (he) (she) is guilty of the crime charged.

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