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People v. Walker
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A group of people was approached by a stranger named Stenneth, who demanded that they gamble. The group refused and Stenneth pulled a knife. Stenneth lunged at Defendant, a member of the group, several times without striking him. Stenneth then struck Defendant, lacerating him. Defendant then threw a brick at Stenneth, knocking him down. While Stenneth was down, Defendant took the knife from his hand and slit Stenneth’s throat with it. The entire confrontation lasted between five and ten minutes, with no pauses. Defendant was convicted of murder and appealed.
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