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Criminal Practice – Jury Charge – Voluntary Manslaughter – Murder & Self-Defense (access required)

State v. Niles Defendant presented evidence that, during a drug deal gone wrong, the dealer started shooting at the car defendant was in and defendant pulled out his own gun and shot back, fatally wounding the dealer. The circuit court should have instructed the jury, not only on murder and self-defense, but also on voluntary manslaughter.

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