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Criminal Practice Murder – Defense of Accident – Jury Instruction (access required)

  Defendant was unlawfully trying to buy drugs from the victim, when, according to defendant, the victim’s accomplice drew a gun, defendant and the accomplice struggled for the gun, and defendant accidentally fired the gun, killing the victim. The trial court was not required to tell the jury – as defendant requested – that the fact ...

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