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Criminal Practice-Juryer – Voluntary Manslaughter – Strangulation – Imperfect Self-Defense Instructions – Involuntary Manslaught (access required)

State v. Sams (Lawyers Weekly No. 010-110-14, 14 pp.) (Donald Beatty, J.) (Costa Pleicones, J., dissenting) Appealed from Colleton County Circuit Court (Perry Buckner, J.) S.C. S. Ct. Holding: Even if defendant initially intended only to “restrain” the victim, at some point, when he maintained a chokehold on the victim for well over 10 minutes, past ...

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