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Self-defense claim rejected in murder case (access required)

Where appellant shot and killed his stepson by firing four shots from a pump-action shotgun, the jury could properly determine from the evidence that he did not act in self-defense or in the heat of passion. There was sufficient evidence of premeditation to support appellant’s conviction of first-degree murder and use of a firearm while committing ...