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Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Defense is hinting at heat-of-passion claim
By Ivan Delventhal, STAFF WRITER
HAYWARD -- Attorneys for three men charged with killing a transgender Newark teen offered hints of potential trial strategies as they questioned prospective jurors Tuesday. In his line of questioning, Michael Thorman, attorney for defendant Michael Magidson, suggested he ultimately could ask a jury to decide whether the killing was in fact a manslaughter -- a killing committed during a heat of passion -- rather than premeditated first-degree murder.

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