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Unformatted text preview: later that evening, was the lack of causation evidence enough to acquit Oxendine of Manslaughter? Rule: Causation, if the defendant injuries on the victim caused him to die ANY sooner, then the defendant would be deemed to have cause the death. Rational: A doctors opinion that a certain thing is possible is no evidence at all. The state did not have enough evidence to support their theories of causation through acceleration for the juries. Holding: The lack of evidence did acquit Oxendine of Manslaughter, but was still sufficient for the charges of assault of the second degree. The evidence of doctors testimonies, only held possibilities, which is not solid evidence to convict someone of manslaughter. Synthesis: Dissent/Concurrences:...
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- Spring '11