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Criminal Practice – Assault – Evidence of Motive – Intent to Kill (access required)

State v. Dennis The trial court correctly allowed a witness to testify that, before the shooting, defendant had offered to sell a stolen gun to get money for crack cocaine; the testimony helped explain why defendant shot a traveling salesman and distinguished the state’s theory of the case from defendant’s story that he fell in with a band of thieves.

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