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  •  Years ago I served as a juror on a Murder 1 (0+ / 0-)

    trial in California, and found the same thing - that the was no evidence of premeditation by the defendant . In California, the jury has to rule on all possible murder charges, so after finding the defendant not guilty of 1st Degree Murder, and not guilty of 2nd Degree Murder, we convicted the defendant of Manslaughter.

    Afterward, when talking about the case, it was clear that the prosecutor had simply brought the wrong charge.

    Given the convictions of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, my guess is the prosecutor in the Dunn case did the same.

    Form follows function -- Louis Sullivan

    by Spud1 on Sun Feb 16, 2014 at 12:54:24 PM PST

    •  As has been pointed out elsewhere (1+ / 0-)
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      The jury had the option to drop the first count all the way down to manslaughter. They couldn't agree to do so.

      Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

      by moviemeister76 on Sun Feb 16, 2014 at 04:38:59 PM PST

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