No. 731.

162 U.S. 466 (1896)

16 S.Ct. 859

40 L.Ed. 1039


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 20, 1896.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. John D. Hill and Mr. James H. Pratt for plaintiff in error.

Mr. Solicitor General for defendants in error.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE FULLER, after stating the case, delivered the opinion of the court.

If Jerry Wallace believed and had reasonable ground for the belief that he was in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm from Zane at the moment he fired, and would not have fired but for such belief, and if that belief, founded on reasonable ground, might in any view the jury could properly take of the circumstances surrounding the killing, have excused his act or reduced...

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