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Hawthorne v. State
Florida District Court of Appeal
408 So. 2d 801 (1982)
Hawthorne (defendant) was charged by the state of Florida (plaintiff) with killing her husband. After being convicted, she appealed the trial court’s refusal to allow the testimony of an expert on the issue of battered-woman syndrome as it applied to Hawthorne’s claim of self-defense.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Per Curiam)
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