Mutual Combat

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Meaning of Mutual Combat

In the law of homicide , mutual combat is a defense which, if proved, would reduce the killing from murder to manslaughter . Defined as one in which both parties enter willingly or in which two persons, upon a sudden quarrel, and in hot blood , mutually fight upon equal terms Said that in mutual combat, both parties are armed with deadly weapons and does not mean a mere fist fight or scuffle. See for example, Loudermilk v Tate, 290 S. E.2. 302, 129 Ga.App. 552.

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