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Criminal Law: Involuntary Manslaughter-Newborn Death Due to Drug Toxicity-Motion to Dismiss Indictment

After the death of her newborn due to combined drug toxicity, defendant was charged with involuntary manslaughter. Defendant successfully moved to dismiss the indictment on grounds that the charged offense did not cover her conduct. The government appealed from the ...

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Criminal Law: Involuntary Manslaughter-Post-Conviction Relief-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

  Defendant was convicted of involuntary manslaughter as a lesser included offense. Defendant unsuccessfully moved for post-conviction relief, raising five points asserting ineffective assistance of trial and direct appellate counsel. Where appellate counsel failed to argue that the trial court ...

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