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NJ Supreme Court Clarifies When Courts Must Give Lesser-included Offense Instruction

NJ Supreme Court Clarifies When Courts Must Give Lesser-included Offense Instruction

In State v. Timothy J. Canfield (A-53-21/086644) (Decided January 11, 2023), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that the trial court did not err in failing to instruct the jury to consider a lesser charge of passion/provocation manslaughter. However, it declined to adopt a procedural rule proposed by the