11-28 case briefs

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Tim Woodward – 108303348 Case Briefs - 11/28/06 CCJS230 – Section 0201 U.S. v. Peterson 483 F.2d 1222 (2 nd Cir. 1973) Facts of the Case: Bennie Peterson shot and killed Charles Keitt in Peterson’s backyard in Washington D.C. Keitt had driven into the alley behind Peterson’s house late one night to remove the windshield wipers from Peterson’s car which was inoperable. Witnesses described the car as “abandoned.” According to Peterson, Keitt and others have taken things from this car in the past. Peterson came outside and demanded Keitt to leave the area. When Keitt refused, Peterson went inside his house and retrieved a handgun. Keitt was intoxicated and began to walk toward Peterson while taunting him. Peterson commanded Keitt to stop but Keitt refused and continued to approach Peterson with a lug wrench. Peterson then shot Keitt in the face and killed him instantly. Peterson was convicted of manslaughter by the district court and the court of appeals. Issues Presented:
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course CCJS 230 taught by Professor Hammill during the Fall '07 term at Maryland.

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