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Jury Instruction on Voluntary Manslaughter Based on Imperfect Self-Defense and Prejudice Standard

Case Name: People v. Schuller (2021) 72 Cal.App.5th 221, review granted 1/19/2022
Case #: S272237/C087191
Last Updated: January 19, 2022

(1) Was the trial court’s error in refusing to instruct the jury on voluntary manslaughter based on imperfect self-defense harmless? (2) What standard of prejudice applies to such an error?

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