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Criminal Law – Hit-and-Run – Defense of Accident – Willfullness

Defendant was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and felony hit-and-run for running over the boyfriend of defendant’s former paramour. The jury convicted defendant on both charges. The trial court need not have instructed the jury on defense of accident because multiple eyewitnesses testified that defendant’s vehicle appeared to intentionally strike ...

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