Criminal Law Keyed to Dressler
Bruce v. State
The Defendant and two men entered the victim’s shoe store masked and armed with a handgun. The victim was ordered to open the cash register. Finding it empty, the Defendant aimed the gun at the victim’s face. The Defendant threatened to kill the victim. The victim tried to get out of the way and while the circumstances are not exactly clear, the Defendant shot the victim in the stomach. The Defendant was charged with attempted felony murder.
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