If Jury Not Instructed on a Provocation Defense, Reversal?

In a murder case, unless it is a lying in wait, murder for financial gain or otherwise cold-blooded act, there is usually anger or provocation involved.  If the judge does not add a provocation defense jury instruction, is this error?  To read about this issue by reviewing an appellate court opinion where this was one of the issues on appeal, click on the following link.


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