No. 2 CA-CR 2013-0116.

335 P.3d 537 (2014)

The STATE of Arizona, Appellee, v. Adolfo Noel RUIZ Jr., Appellant.

Court of Appeals of Arizona, Division 2.

September 30, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Thomas C. Horne , Arizona Attorney General, Joseph T. Maziarz , Section Chief Counsel, By Jonathan Bass , Assistant Attorney General, Phoenix, Counsel for Appellee.

Joel A. Larson , Cochise County Legal Defender, Bisbee, Counsel for Appellant.

Presiding Judge MILLER authored the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Judge ECKERSTROM and Judge ESPINOSA concurred.


MILLER, Presiding Judge.

¶ 1 Adolfo Ruiz was convicted after a jury trial of two counts of attempted manslaughter by sudden quarrel or heat of passion, and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument. This appeal requires us to determine whether a person commits attempted sudden quarrel or heat of passion manslaughter if death does not occur, the person knew only that...

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