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Insults, Threats Can’t Justify ‘Self-Defense’ (access required)

At defendant’s trial for unlawful wounding of a neighbor of his girlfriend who was being insulted by the neighbor, the trial court did not err in prohibiting the girlfriend from testifying regarding the neighbor/victim’s prior threats towards her, her children and her property; the Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction. In detailed factual findings, the trial ...

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