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malice aforethought

  • n  (law) criminal intent; the thoughts and intentions behind a wrongful act (including knowledge that the act is illegal); often at issue in murder trials
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  • Appeals court upholds Hansen’s conviction
    The Iowa Court of Appeals affirmed Thomas Lee Hansen Sr.’s conviction on Wednesday. Hansen appealed his November 2012 conviction of second-degree murder. A Washington County jury found him guilty of killing Sharon Kay Gerot. Hansen shot her on May 1, 2011, the jury found. He challenged his conviction arguing ‘the sufficiency of evidence of malice aforethought to support the conviction.’ He said ...
    April 18, 2014 - Washington Evening Journal

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