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Evidence supported voluntary manslaughter conviction (access required)

Even though words alone are insufficient provocation to reduce murder to manslaughter, defendant cannot challenge her voluntary manslaughter conviction on this basis because she approved jury instructions that omitted this legal principle, says the Virginia Supreme Court. Defendant waived her argument that she did not shoot her husband “in the heat of passion upon reasonable provocation” ...