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United States v. Owens
Citation:21 M.J. 117 (1985)
On 4 September 1981, Gari Owens was apprehended for the murder of his wife, Mary Owens. She died in the early morning hours of 4 September as a result of a single gunshot which entered her back causing a large laceration of the liver and perforation of the breathing muscle. Death was due to excessive bleeding. At the time the government introduced evidence to show that Gari Owens fired the weapon in anger following a domestic quarrel and that Owens intended his wife’s death or grievous bodily harm. After a cross-examination, appellant admitted to two prior convictions and provided explanations for the underlying conduct. He testified that he informed the personnel specialists processing his application that he had a local marijuana offense and pistol offense.
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