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Consent defense

DENVER — In a case involving a man who shot and killed his terminally ill wife, an appeals court in Colorado ruled defendants cannot use a consent defense when they kill a victim who consents to their own death, because the relevant statute says consent is only a defense if the “bodily injury consented to or threatened by the conduct consented to is not serious.”

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