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Criminal Practice – Voluntary Manslaughter – Circumstantial Evidence – Logan Instruction (access required)

Where (1) the state’s evidence of voluntary manslaughter was almost exclusively circumstantial; (2) the state’s own witness testified that it was plausible the fatal wound could have been caused by the victim charging defendant, exactly as plaintiff testified; and defendant requested the circumstantial-evidence instruction from State v. Logan, 405 S.C. 83, 747 S.E.2d 444 (2013), ...

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