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Adequate provocation is an affirmative defense that reduces 1st degree intentional homicide to 2nd degree intentional homicide. Importantly, this affirmative defense only applies to cases originally charged as 1st degree intentional homicide. It does not apply to other criminal or homicide cases.
Importantly, an affirmative defense is a defense in which the defendant introduces evidence, which, if it survives the appropriate burden of proof, either negates or reduces criminal liability. In this case, the affirmative defense simply reduces the homicide charge from 1st to 2nd degree.
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