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People v. Murray
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Defendant made preparations to marry his niece, including eloping with her and sending a witness to get the magistrate to perform the ceremony. Defendant was charged with and convicted of attempting to contract an incestuous marriage. On appeal, Defendant argued that his actions were mere preparations and had not crossed into an actual attempt to commit the underlying offense.
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