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Criminal – Malicious Wounding – Lesser Offense – Harmless Error (access required)

Although defendant's statements to police about his mental state at the time he assaulted the victim with pliers and his inability to control his actions may have provided a basis at his trial for malicious wounding for a jury instruction of the lesser offense of unlawful wounding, we find the failure to give the requested ...