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Criminal – Voluntary Manslaughter – Self- Defense (access required)

Although defendant claimed she stabbed her boyfriend in self-defense, as he was choking her during an argument, the evidence regarding self-defense was in conflict and the jury verdict rejecting her claim and finding voluntary manslaughter is affirmed. Both versions of the events agree that a fight developed and the victim began choking defendant. From that point, ...