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Divided Md. high court overturns battered wife’s murder conviction

Judges' 4-3 vote was along gender lines

A sharply divided Maryland high court on Monday split along gender lines in overturning the first-degree murder conviction and life sentence of a woman who hired a man to kill a husband she said physically, verbally and psychologically abused her for more than 25 years. In its 4-3 decision, the Court of Appeals said Karla Louise ...

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