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State v. Horton
Supreme Court of North Carolina
139 N.C. 588, 51 S.E. 945 (1905)
Horton (defendant) was hunting on another’s land without written permission from the owner, a misdemeanor. While hunting, Horton accidentally shot and killed someone and was charged with manslaughter. At trial, the jury found Horton guilty, but not because Horton’s act of hunting was itself dangerous to human life, but rather on the fact that he was hunting without permission from the land’s owner. Horton appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Hoke, J.)
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