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Murder Jury Instructions Covered Shooter’s ‘Intent’ (access required)

Although defendant said he warned his nephew that he had a loaded gun and would harm him if the nephew didn’t stop knocking at defendant’s door, and that he “shot high” and just wanted to go to bed, his conviction of second-degree murder of the nephew is affirmed by the Supreme Court of Virginia; the ...