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Monday, May 9, 2005

CA: Second Degree Murder Based on Dog Attack Case

The second degree murder conviction of two California lawyers has been reinstated on appeal.  The question is whether implied malice required the defendants to know the dogs were likely to kill, or be reckless with regard to the possibility that they would engage in conduct risky to human life.  Story here, 144 page opinion here. [Jack Chin]

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