Criminal Law keyed to Dripps
People v. Curtis
Curtis (Defendant) shot and killed Macon Wilson who had been arguing with and threatening Defendant’s brother. The brother had been partly at fault for starting the altercation with Wilson. Defendant was charged with second-degree murder. At trial, the court instructed the jury, over Defendant’s objection, that Defendant was justified in killing Wilson only if his brother had been entirely blameless. Defendant was convicted and he appealed.
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