Voluntary manslaughter must be provided as an option to a jury when there is any evidence of 1) sufficient legal provocation and 2) heat of passion. A murder conviction was reversed in State v. Payne where the trial court refused to give a voluntary manslaughter jury instruction.
Attempted murder conviction reversed – in State v. Williams, the SC Court of Appeals reversed an attempted murder conviction because there was no evidence of the specific intent to murder presented at trial and therefore the doctrine of transferred intent does not apply.
Constructive possession requires proof of 1) the power to control the disposition or use of the drugs, and 2) the intent to control the disposition or use of the drugs. The trial court cannot instruct the jury that there is an inference of knowledge and possession when drugs are found on premises controlled by the defendant.