Voluntary Manslaughter if Man Shoots Cop 30 Times?

No is the answer to the question posed in the title to this blog entry, at least under the facts of the case involving Maurice Gerard Steskal and his murder of a police officer outside a 7-11. The California Supreme Court, in rejecting Steskal’s argument on his automatic appeal (he was sentenced to death for first degree murder of a cop) that the trial court erred by not instructing the jury on voluntary manslaughter as a lesser-included offense of murder. To read why this was not an error, please click on the following link – https://www.greghillassociates.com/voluntary-manslaughter-if-man-shoots-cop-30-times.html

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