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Criminal Practice – Simple Assault – Jury Instructions – Automatism Defense – Sentencing (access required)

According to defendant’s testimony at her assault trial, during a small claims hearing against an auto mechanic, defendant’s husband, with whom defendant was in “a domestic abuse relationship,” lifted his hand in the “same way ... he would smack [her]…” Defendant said this was a “trigger” for her, she “lost it,” and she does not ...

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