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State v. Wilson

Oregon Supreme Court
346 P.2d 115 (1959)


Facts

Wilson (defendant) went to his estranged wife’s place of employment and verbally threatened her. He then went back to his vehicle, obtained a loaded shotgun, and walked back into his wife’s company to find her. By that time, however, his wife had locked herself in a room and Wilson was unable to get to her. Wilson was charged with, and convicted of, attempted assault with a dangerous weapon and he appealed.

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