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Criminal Practice – Voluntary Manslaughter – Self-Defense – Unreasonable Belief – Aggressor & Excessive Force – Jury Request – Witness’s Testimony (access required)

State v. Presson Defendant was not entitled to a dismissal based on perfect self-defense where the state presented evidence that the victim was unarmed, defendant left their fight to retrieve a knife, and defendant’s only injury was some blood on his knuckles while the victim had, among many injuries, 33 knife wounds

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