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 doctor’s 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 doctor’s testimonies, only held “possibilities,” which is not solid evidence to convict someone of manslaughter. Synthesis: Dissent/Concurrences:...
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- Spring '11
- Causality, Orlando Jones, Oxendine