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|concerned||Jun 23 2013, 04:25 PM|
In Australia she'd get a reduced sentence based on Battered Spouse Syndrome.
The courts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and United States have accepted the extensive and growing body of research showing that battered partners can use force to defend themselves and sometimes kill their abusers because of the abusive and sometimes life-threatening situation in which they find themselves, acting in the firm belief that there is no other way than to kill for self-preservation. The courts have recognized that this evidence may support a variety of defenses to a charge of murder or to mitigate the sentence if convicted of lesser offenses. Again, battered woman syndrome is not a legal defense, but may legally constitute:
Based on the fact that Victor was a mob boss with minions and a history of both killing people and entrapping woman by blackmailing them I think she'd have a good chance.
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