Criminal Law Keyed to LaFave
Sandstrom v. Montana
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Appellant was 18 years old when he was convicted of deliberate homicide for the murder of an individual. Appellant confessed to the killing. Appellant objected to the jury instruction which stated “the law presumes that a person intends the ordinary consequences of his voluntary acts.” Appellant appeals from the Montana Supreme Court ruling that affirmed his conviction.
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