No. 83-570-CR.

116 Wis.2d 657 (1983)

STATE of Wisconsin, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. Bernard A. HEISLER, Defendant-Appellant.

Court of Appeals of Wisconsin.

Decided November 8, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

For the appellant the cause was submitted on the briefs of Glenn L. Cushing, assistant state public defender.

For the respondent the cause was submitted by Bronson C. La Follette, attorney general, and Thomas J. Balistreri, assistant attorney general.

Before Foley, P.J., Dean and Cane, JJ.


Bernard Heisler appeals from a judgment of conviction for second-degree murder, sec. 940.02 (1), Stats., and an order denying his motion for post-conviction relief. He argues that the trial court's jury instructions impermissibly relieved the state of its burden of disproving beyond a reasonable doubt the existence of heat of passion upon adequate provocation, and that the trial court improperly excluded expert testimony that would have supported his manslaughter...

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