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Criminal Practice – Murder – Jury & Jurors – Instruction Request – Involuntary Manslaughter – Properly Denied (access required)

State v. Murray Even if a jury could reasonably conclude defendant accidentally fired the first two shots, there is no evidence that the third shot – which killed the victim – was unintentional. Therefore, the trial court correctly refused to instruct the jury on involuntary manslaughter.

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