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PROCEDURE - Trial judge's duties - Charge or directions

Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 10:45 AM  

Appeal by Foerster from conviction before a judge and jury for first degree murder. The 18-year-old victim failed to meet her friends as scheduled. She had sent and received several text messages while en route. A search ensued and the deceased was found unresponsive in a bushed area. Foerster died from her injuries the following morning. The cause of her death was determined to be diffuse bleeding in the brain caused by a series of blunt force injuries to the back of her head. Evidence of...