Criminal Law keyed to Dripps
State v. Horton
Horton (Defendant) was hunting on another’s land without written permission from the owner, a misdemeanor. While hunting, Defendant accidentally shot and killed someone and was charged with manslaughter. At trial, the jury found Defendant guilty, but not because Defendant’s act of hunting was itself dangerous to human life, but rather on the fact that he was hunting without permission from the land’s owner. Defendant appealed.
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