Criminal Law Keyed to LaFave
United States v. Peterson
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Victim and others entered the alley behind Appellant’s home to remove windshield wipers from Appellant’s wrecked car. Appellant came out of the house and, after a verbal exchange with the victim, went back inside and got a gun. Victim brandished a wrench and started to move toward Appellant. Appellant shot Victim and killed him instantaneously. Appellant alleged that he only meant to scare Victim and aimed the gun at a point to the right of Victim. The jury found Appellant guilty of manslaughter and Appellant timely appealed.
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