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Criminal Practice – Second Degree Murder – Malice – Intentional Shooting – Insufficient Evidence – Involuntary Manslaughter (access required)

State v. Hatcher The state attempted to show malice by proving that defendant intentionally shot the victim; however, the state’s evidence showed that defendant and the victim were close friends, there was no ill will between them, and defendant had been playing with a loaded gun, not paying attention to where he was pointing it, when the gun discharged and a bullet struck the victim in the head, killing him.

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