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Character evidence excluded at manslaughter sentencing (access required)

Where appellant pleaded no contest to a voluntary manslaughter charge, she waived the right to present a self-defense claim. As a result, the trial court correctly barred appellant from presenting character evidence about the victim. Background The commonwealth’s evidence showed ...

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Appellant sufficiently identified in robbery and carjacking case (access required)

Where appellant was convicted as one of the perpetrators of a robbery and carjacking, and for using a firearm while committing the robbery, the victim’s identification of appellant was sufficient to sustain the convictions. Credibility “[A]ppellant challenges the sufficiency of ...

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