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Starvation is inherently malicious, Supreme Court rules  (access required)

  The North Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of a Gaston County man who starved his 4-year-old disabled stepson to death, finding that the requisite malice for a murder by starvation conviction is present when a parent withholds sufficient nourishment from a child, even if they provide some food and water.   The ruling affirmed the state Court of Appeals’ 2019 decision that the basis for a murder by ...

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