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Criminal Practice – Murder – Mutual Combat – Gun Battle – Innocent Bystander – First Impression (access required)

Even though the bullet that killed an eight-year-old child was intended for defendant, since defendant was engaged in a gun battle with the shooter, defendant is guilty of the child’s murder under the theory of mutual combat. We affirm defendant’s conviction of murder. Under the theory of mutual combat, each combatant is criminally responsible for a death ...

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