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Criminal – Second-Degree Murder – Use Of Firearm – 'Flight' Jury Instruction – Circumstantial Evidence (access required)

Although there was no eyewitness testimony directly linking defendant to the scene of the shooting, circumstantial evidence justified the giving of a jury instruction on flight. The evidence shows that the murderer, who was travelling in a red car, fled the scene within minutes after the fatal shot was fired. Defendant and another person, who was ...

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