Trial Court Case: Maher V. Hunt

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Upon considering the facts of the case –
• Maher learned that his wife was having an affair with one, Mr. Hunt.
• Maher found Mr. Hunt in the saloon and shot him.
• Maher was arrested and charged with attempted murder.
• The Trial Court did not admit into evidence that both Maher’s wife and Mr. Hunt were having an affair. – (Suk, 2017).
The Supreme Court reversed and remanded the case back to the Trial Court. The Court argued that if Maher had killed Mr. Hunt, he could have easily claimed that he was provoked and that such provocation would have reduced the charge from second-degree murder to voluntary manslaughter, lacking intention.
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