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by oohrah
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Never Again!!
Topic: Teens died about 87 and 337 feet from man who said he fired in self-defense
Replies: 30
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Re: Teens died about 87 and 337 feet from man who said he fired in self-defense

AndyC wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:19 am
Jusme wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:36 am
Lawrence said he did not know or recognize the men, who had allegedly been on a crime spree, information jurors are barred from hearing.

This is the part I don't understand. Why was this information, kept secret from the jury?
I imagine that, because Lawrence didn't know that at the time either, the fact they were on a crime-spree can't be used to justify his shooting of them.
Because that information is not relevant to proving the guilt or innocence of the specific act on trial. That information can be used for sentencing after found guilty.

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