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Jury correctly instructed on aggravated malicious wounding (access required)

In this aggravated malicious wounding case, the jury was correctly instructed that a defendant’s heat of passion defense must arise from the victim’s provocation rather than being provoked by someone else. Further, there was sufficient evidence of malice to support appellant’s conviction. Background Appellant Keller and Hodges, the mother of his child, spent the afternoon drinking at ...