No. CR-96-0161-PR.

188 Ariz. 54 (1997)

932 P.2d 1325

STATE of Arizona, Appellee. v. Ruben Renteria ORENDAIN, Appellant.

Supreme Court of Arizona, En Banc.

February 11, 1997.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Grant Woods, Attorney General, Phoenix by Paul J. McMurdie, Chief Counsel, Criminal Appeals Section, Diane M. Ramsey, Assistant Attorney General, for Appellee, State of Arizona.

Ron Wood's Law Office by Ronald D. Wood, Show Low, for Appellant.


JONES, Vice Chief Justice.

Defendant Ruben Renteria Orendain was tried and convicted on drug charges. In a split decision, the court of appeals reversed the convictions and held that the trial court committed structural error when it gave a non-standard "possession of marijuana" instruction to the jury. State v. Orendain, 185 Ariz. 348, 352-53, 916 P.2d 1064,...

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