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‘Mere intoxication’ insufficient for jury instruction  (access required)

A trial judge properly denied a defendant’s request for a jury instruction on voluntary intoxication, finding that she wasn’t ‘utterly incapable’ of forming specific intent, a narrowly divided North Carolina Supreme Court has ruled.  In 2017, a family attending an appointment at a mental health counseling center in Greensboro noticed several items missing from their vehicle, ...

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