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Aggravated Assault vs. Attempted Murder Charges in Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In early March, a Pennsylvania woman was charged with attempted murder after throwing a knife at her boyfriend. The knife struck the man in the chest, perilously close to his heart. The man survived the incident, but the woman now faces serious consequences if she’s convicted. It’s unknown whether the woman was trying to… Read More »

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What’s the Difference Between Murder and Manslaughter in Pennsylvania?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In February of 2019, Ryan Taylor was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the death of Danee Mower. Taylor and Mower were with other friends along the edge of the Lackawanna River when Mower drowned while face down in the shallows. Taylor stated during trial that he had blacked out after smoking synthetic marijuana. The… Read More »

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