“The requisite state of passion”

August 15, 2012

  • 203 Homicide
  • 203IV Manslaughter
  • 203k674 k. Mere Language, or Words Alone.

203 HomicideWords alone are insufficient to produce the requisite state of passion to warrant a voluntary manslaughter instruction.
Com. v. Rodriquez, 958 N.E.2d 518 (Mass. 2011)