Voluntary Manslaughter and Heat of Passion Circumstances

The heat of passion defense to murder is often claimed, as it is fairly rare that someone murders another person without some reason.  If one cannot claim this defense successfully, the jury can even consider such an attempt adversely.  In the following case summary, this defense was alleged over a murder ironically at a birthday party.  How did the appellate court rule?  Click on the following link to find out.


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