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The Third Tetralogy: Prosecution for Murder Of One Who Pleads Self-Defense
Reply to a Charge of Murder, Arguing that the Accused Killed in Self-Defense
 Had he killed his victim accidentally, he would have deserved some measure of mercy. But he wantonly committed a brutal assault upon an old man when in his cups; he struck him and throttled him until he robbed him of life. So for killing him he is liable to penalties prescribed for murder: and for violating every right to respect enjoyed by the aged he deserves to suffer in full the punishment usual in such cases.