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Malicious Wounding and Murder are Separate (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s single jury trial convictions for aggravated malicious wounding and second degree murder of victim who died six months after being stabbed; the offenses charged have separate and distinct elements allowing prosecution for both without violating the Fifth Amendment prohibition against double jeopardy. In June 2010, defendant stabbed victim who died ...

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