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Criminal Practice – Murder – Sufficient Evidence – Premeditation & Deliberation (access required)

State v. Patel The state presented evidence that, before the victim’s murder, defendant threatened her and choked her twice. On the morning of the murder, defendant purchased a gas can and gas after speaking with the victim, who had told others she was going to call defendant about going to pick up belongings at his apartment. When defendant returned to his apartment and spoke again with the victim at 10:34, he immediately then called to cancel a 1:30 appointment. Viewed in the light most favorable to the state, this conduct before the murder constitutes evidence of premeditation and deliberation.

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