Violent Offender Domestic Violence Exemption

Court: 
Supreme Court
Case Number: 

2019-SC-0231-DG

Case Status: 
Published Case
Rendered Date: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020

The trial court erred in determining that the Defendant was not a victim of domestic violence with regard to the manslaughter. In order to be eligible for the domestic violence exemption under KRS 439.3401(5), the Defendant is required to show that the domestic violence was involved in the commission of the crime or that there was a relationship or connection between the domestic violence and the crime. Affirmed.

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