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Return with Gun Nixes Self-Defense (access required)

A defendant charged with the fatal shooting of his sister’s long-term live-in boyfriend, who testimony indicated had entered defendant’s home in an intoxicated and extremely belligerent state, is convicted of voluntary manslaughter by the Norfolk Circuit Court in a bench trial; although there was evidence to support defendant’s belief the victim had a gun, defendant ...