State of Tennessee v. Steve M. Jarman - concurring Opinion

State of Tennessee v. Steve M. Jarman - concurring Opinion
M2017-01313-CCA-R3-CD

I join in the majority's disposition of this case. I write separately because it is my view that the references to passion and provocation by their very nature express neither elements of voluntary manslaughter that the State is required to prove nor an absolute defense; instead, they are a type of built-in mitigation to a knowing or intentional killing.

Authoring Judge: 
Judge James Curwood Witt, Jr.
Originating Judge: 
Judge Larry J. Wallace
Date Filed: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018