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State v. Horton

Supreme Court of North Carolina
51 S.E. 945 (1905)


Facts

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.

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