Criminal Law Keyed to Bonnie
In re Dahl
Dahl shot a man at the age of seventeen and was tried for first-degree murder in juvenile court. The county court assembled a three-judge panel that determined Dahl should be tried as an adult because the community was fearful of their execution if Dahl was freed. The county court did not provide an analysis as to Dahl’s state of mind. The appellate court affirmed and Dahl appealed to the Supreme Court of Minnesota to be tried as a juvenile.
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