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Woman cleared in fatal stabbing of abusive partner

A Manitoba woman who stabbed her longtime partner to death has been acquitted of manslaughter after her lawyers argued she suffered from battered woman syndrome.


"The accused acted in self-defence and must be acquitted for this tragic and unfortunate act that took the life of the deceased," Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Joan McKelvey ruled in a decision released this week.


Source: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/woman-cleared-in-fatal-stabbing-of-abusive-partner-572904931.html

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