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    Can a woman who killed her husband use battered woman syndrome as defense? The history is attached. I need the rationale in the decision broken down into around 150-250 words.

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    Rationale for the decision:

    Yes, a defendant who lies about her role in spousal homicide can still raise a battered woman's defense. In this case the fact that the defendant was a battered woman was an established fact, the testimony of the defendant, the witnesses and the hospital records establish that the defendant was a battered woman.

    At the time the homicide took place, the ...

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