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Wisconsin court rules in favor of woman who wants to cite sex trafficking as immunity defense in homicide case

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A woman accused of killing a man can argue at trial that she was justified because he was sexually trafficking her, Wisconsin's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a decision that could help define the limits of legal immunity for trafficking victims nationwide. The justices ruled 4-3 that a 2008 state law that absolves trafficking victims of criminal liability for any offences committed as a direct result of being trafficked extends to first-degree intentional homicide. However, they said Chrystul Kizer must first provide evidence for a trial judge that her decision to kill Randall Volar was connected to being trafficked before she can invoke immunity.
3 months ago·Madison, United States

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Wisconsin court: Sex trafficking can be defence for homicide

A woman accused of killing a man can argue at trial that she was justified because he was sexually trafficking her, Wisconsin's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a decision that could help define the limits of legal immunity for trafficking victims nationwide.

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Wisconsin's Supreme Court says woman accused of homicide can pursue sex trafficking defense

Wisconsin's Supreme Court rules a law to protect sex trafficking victims may provide a defense to homicide.

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Wisconsin court to rule on immunity in sex trafficking case

Wisconsin's Supreme Court is set to decide whether a sex trafficking victim accused of homicide can argue at trial that she was justified in killing the man who trafficked her

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Wisconsin court rules in favor of woman who wants to cite sex trafficking as immunity defense in homicide case

Wisconsin court rules in favor of woman who wants to cite sex trafficking as immunity defense in homicide case.

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Sex trafficking can justify homicide, US court rules

The landmark decision could help define the limits of legal immunity for trafficking victims nationwide.

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Sex trafficking victim Chrystul Kizer wins key Wisconsin court ruling

The court's groundbreaking ruling gives Kizer, now 22, a chance to be acquitted of all charges in the murder of her alleged trafficker, Randall Volar III.

3 months ago·Washington, United States
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