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Criminal Practice — Voluntary Manslaughter – Jury Instructions – Involuntary Manslaughter – Altercation & Stabbing (access required)

The state’s evidence included a video of an extended altercation between defendant and Derrick Ervin in which (1) defendant repeatedly threatens to stab and kill Ervin, (2) defendant raises his arm before stabbing downward into Ervin’s chest as Ervin swings a board at defendant, and (3) mere moments after stabbing Ervin, defendant says, “He shouldn’t ...

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