Words can strike blows as deep as physical blows, the lawyer for a woman who claims she was verbally battered told the state Supreme Court Tuesday.
Representing a Vietnamese woman convicted of shooting her husband and grown stepdaughter, Thomas W. Herman argued that the court should expand its definition of battered person syndrome to include emotional and verbal abuse without a component of physical abuse.
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