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Benchmarks: Do 47 stab wounds = emotional disturbance?
If a guy stabs his girlfriend 47 times, it isn’t that great a leap to conclude that he was emotionally disturbed at the time. This week, New York’s highest court had to decide whether a jury in just such a homicide case was improperly denied the opportunity to return a verdict of manslaughter.