FILED: September 27, 2006
IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF OREGON
STATE OF OREGON,
Appeal from Circuit Court, Multnomah County.
Alicia Fuchs, Judge.
Submitted on record and briefs August 4, 2006.
Peter A. Ozanne, Executive Director, Peter Gartlan, Chief Defender, and Eric Johansen, Senior Deputy Public Defender, Office of Public Defense Services, filed the brief for appellant.
Hardy Myers, Attorney General, Mary H. Willaims, Solicitor General, and Douglas F. Zier, Assistant Attorney General, filed the brief for respondent.
Before Edmonds, Presiding Judge, and Brewer, Chief Judge, and Linder, Judge.
Defendant was convicted of tampering with physical evidence, ORS 162.295. On appeal, defendant argues that the trial court should have granted his motion for a judgment of acquittal because the evidence, viewed in the light most favorable to the state, does not establish beyond a reasonable doubt that defendant destroyed physical evidence with the intent to keep it from being used in an official proceeding. The state concedes that the evidence is insufficient and that the trial court erred. We agree and accept the state's concession.