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Harmless error ruling not challenged, conviction upheld (access required)

Where a police officer, after fatally wounding a shoplifting suspect, told a store loss-prevention officer, “I need you as a witness. It’s my second one[,]” his voluntary manslaughter conviction is affirmed because he did not challenge the Court of Appeals’ ruling that any error in admitting the statement was harmless. Overview Rankin, a police officer, fatally wounded ...