Criminal Law Keyed to Kadish
Girouard v. State
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Defendant and his deceased Wife, Joyce, entered into a verbal domestic argument during which Wife verbally attacked, insulted and taunted the defendant. The argument ended Defendant stabbing Wife nineteen times. Defendant was convicted of second degree murder, a charge for which adequate provocation, if found, can be mitigated to manslaughter. Defendant appeals, arguing that his wife’s words during the argument were adequate provocation to reduce the charge to voluntary manslaughter.
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