Fatal Stabbing Sparks Panel to Debate Evidence Standard

, New York Law Journal

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Erie County prosecutors failed to prove that a man who stabbed his victim eight times intended to commit murder, an appellate panel has found after debating whether a court can reduce a charge only when the evidence is legally insufficient or also when the proof falls below the weight of the evidence standard.

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Originally appeared in print as Fatal Stabbing Sparks Debate About Applicable Evidence Standard

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