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PA Superior Court Finds Speculation Insufficient to Prove Mens Rea at Preliminary Hearing

PA Superior Court Finds Speculation Insufficient to Prove Mens Rea at Preliminary Hearing

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has decided the case of Commonwealth v. Wyatt, holding that the trial court properly dismissed involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle, and related charges stemming from a fatal motor vehicle accident where the Commonwealth was able to show only that the defendant caused the accident without explaining how or why.