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Conviction tossed over faulty ‘heat of passion’ charge (access required)

  A Conway woman’s voluntary manslaughter conviction has been overturned because there was no evidence that she shot her husband in a heat of passion, and thus no justification for the trial judge to instruct the jury on the charge of voluntary manslaughter, the South Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled. Heather Sims was indicted for murder ...

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