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By Elizabeth Botti /
August 25, 2022 /
Posted in: Experiential Learning, Public Interest Law /
Recently, Adjunct Professor of the Fall Criminal Appeals Clinic, Elizabeth Botti and her students from the Fall 2021 clinic obtained an outright reversal of conviction for their client. The defendant was charged by accountability with drug-induced homicide, acquitted of that charge, but found accountable of possessing the decedent's drugs as a lesser-included offense of drug-induced homicide. Professor Botti and her students argued that the decedent's possession of drugs is not a lesser-included offense of drug-induced homicide. The appellate court agreed and reversed the defendant's conviction outright.