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Criminal Practice – Voluntary Manslaughter – Sudden Heat of Passion – Fear (access required)

Although there was evidence that defendant was sufficiently provoked when her husband stabbed her, defendant’s testimony – that she shot her husband “out of reaction … because I was scared” – did not show a sudden heat of passion. Instead, the only evidence in the record is that defendant deliberately and intentionally shot her husband ...

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