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Prosecutor seeks to quash 'gay panic' defense in Oxnard slaying

Jul 21, 2011 1:00:13 AM- latimes.com
Judge will be asked to invoke a state law that allows jurors to be instructed to disregard a victim's sexuality.

The trial of an Oxnard teenager accused of gunning down a gay classmate he thought was flirting with him marks the first test of a state law allowing judges to admonish jurors that a victim's sexual orientation should not influence deliberations.

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