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Refusal of Jury Instructions Not Error (access required)

At defendant’s trial for the fatal shooting of a man with whom he had an earlier altercation, the trial court did not err in refusing to instruct the jury on excusable self-defense or in refusing an instruction on voluntary manslaughter, and the Court of Appeals upholds defendant’s conviction for first-degree murder. Defendant first contends the trial ...

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