OUJI-CR 10-2

GENERAL CLOSING CHARGE - FUNCTION OF THE JURY

It is your responsibility as jurors to determine the facts from the evidence, to follow the rules of law as stated in these instructions, to reach a fair and impartial verdict of guilty or not guilty based upon the evidence[, and to determine punishment if you should find the defendant guilty] pursuant to your instructions. You must not use any method of chance in arriving at a verdict, but must base your verdict on the judgment of each juror.

Notes on Use

The bracketed language should be used only in non-bifurcated trials and should be deleted if there are separate stages for the jury to determine guilt and punishment. See Myers v. State, 2006 OK CR 12, ¶ 66, 133 P.3d 312.

(1/2007 Supp.)