It is often said that, if you really want to get to know a person’s bad side, take them on a camping trip. For one 31 year old man, the decision to go camping with his wife and family was a fatal one. During a heated argument that he was having with his wife at the camp site, she allegedly stabbed him in the chest with a knife, after which a family member drove him to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Now, his unhappy wife is being held in jail on a one million dollar bond and accused of First Degree Murder for intentionally taking his life, and she faces a potential prison term between 20 to 60 years.
First degree murder involves performing an act, without lawful justification or extreme provocation, that would likely cause death or great bodily harm to another, and thereafter, that person (or more than one person) dies as a direct result of said act. In this case, the State will have to prove that this high school Spanish teacher stabbed her husband, that she did so without lawful justification, and without extreme provocation, knowing that her actions would cause him great bodily harm or death. She is presumed to be innocent, and the State must prove their case beyond any reasonable doubt.
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