Article Title:McNee jury asks questions of judge
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:11th August 2004 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2478
Text:11AM: The jury in the David McNee murder trial have asked for answers to two questions as they enter their third day of deliberations. They've asked for clarification on what is meant by "losing the power of self control", and what a real and substantial risk means in relation to knowledge that one's actions are likely to cause death. 24-year-old Phillip Edwards is on trial for McNee's murder. He admits to the killing, but his defence are using the homosexual panic defence, saying it was "manslaughter under provcation", that Edwards lost self control when McNee broke the boundaries of a sexual arrangement they had made.    
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