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Criminal Law Keyed to Osler
United States v. Trujillo
Citation:2010 WL 5476756 (D. N.M., Dec. 1, 2010)
Defendant, his brother Lewis, Brian Lester Sam, and Sam’s brother Arlonzo were drinking at the defendant’s mother’s house and watching television. Sam began arguing with Arlonzo and fighting. They separated Sam and Arlonzo, and then Lewis and Arlonzo left the residence. Sam then began fighting with the defendant. The defendant tried walking away, but Sam followed him poking at his back making the defendant think he had a knife. Sam then referred to the defendant’s firearm, making the defendant fear that Sam had access to it. Defendant than ran inside to get his gun, and pointed it at Sam expecting him to backdown. He did not and instead moved towards the defendant, so the defendant shot in him the side.
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