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Tag Archives: First-Degree Murder

Criminal Law: First-Degree Murder-Motive Evidence-Inadmissible Testimony

Where a defendant in a first-degree murder case challenged the exclusion of evidence that others had motives to kill the victim, the defendant did not present any evidence that would directly connect another individual to the shooting, so the trial ...

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Criminal Law: First-Degree Murder-Death Sentence-Jury Instructions

Where a defendant convicted of first-degree murder after a joint trial with a co-defendant challenged his death sentence, including the aggravating and mitigating factors considered by the jury and the instructions received, the defendant did not show that the district ...

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Criminal Law: First-Degree Murder-Alternative Suspect-Video Surveillance

Where defendant, who was convicted of first-degree murder, argued that the trial court erred in refusing to admit evidence of an alternative suspect, the court did not err because the defendant did not show a direct connection as required, and ...

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