State v. Storm, 228 N.C.App. 272, 743 S.E.2d 713 (Jul. 2, 2013)

By failing to object to the omission of diminished capacity and voluntary intoxication from the trial court’s final mandate to the jury instructions on murder, the defendant failed to preserve this issue for appellate review. The trial court had instructed on those defenses per the pattern instructions. The defendant never requested that the final mandate for murder include voluntary intoxication and diminished capacity. The court went on to reject the defendant’s argument that this constituted plain error.