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People v. Washington
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Appellant was found guilty of second-degree murder. Victim was shot by Appellant, his homosexual partner, while the two were riding in Victim’s car. The killing resulted from a lover’s quarrel. Appellant argued that in defining heat of passion, the Court should modify the standard of “an ordinarily reasonable person of average disposition” to account for his homosexuality.
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