Manslaughter, Despite Doing It Mostly Right

Today’s Post of the Day is prompted by a recent appellate decision out of Iowa earlier this month, in which a man appeals his voluntary manslaughter conviction that resulted from a use-of-force event in which he did most everything right. (That decision is: State v. Fordyce, 2019 Iowa App. LEXIS 602 (IA Ct. App. 2019.) The decision helpfully illustrates how factual findings made at trial tend not to be altered on appeal, and how doing …

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