State v. Whitley, 213 N.C. App. 630 (Jul. 19, 2011)

The trial court did not err by failing to define the term “larceny” for the jury. The court noted that it has previously determined that “larceny” is a word of “common usage and meaning to the general public[,]” and thus it is not error to not define it in the jury instructions. It further noted: “While we disagree that the legal term “larceny” is commonly understood by the general public, we are bound by precedent . . . and thus this issue is overruled.”