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[7] But one alleged motive may also in my opinion involve several questions and several points for the decision of the judge, as for instance in the case when the husband caught his wife in adultery and slew her and later slew the adulterer, who had escaped, in the market place. The motive is but one: “he was an adulterer.” But there arise as questions and points for decision by the judge, whether [p. 527] it was lawful to kill him at that time and at that place.

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