Government of the Virgin Islands v. Knight
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
989 F.2d 619 (3d Cir. 1993)
Henry Knight (defendant) killed Andreas Miller when, as he was hitting Miller in the head with his gun, the gun went off. Knight claimed that the gun’s discharge was accidental. At trial, the district court excluded testimony of an eyewitness who was prepared to testify that in his opinion the gun went off accidentally. The court did allow the eyewitness to testify that Knight never pointed the gun at Miller and that he never threatened to shoot Miller. The district court then convicted Knight of voluntary manslaughter. Knight appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Cowen, J.)
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