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Collateral Estoppel Does Not Apply in Simultaneous Prosecution (access required)

Although a jury acquitted defendant on charges of malicious wounding, attempted murder, use of a firearm and shooting into an occupied vehicle, collateral estoppel did not bar the trial judge in a bench trial from convicting defendant of a remaining firearm charge arising from the same incident, the Court of Appeals says. By agreement of the ...

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