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About the author:
Troy Veenstra grew up in the city of Wyoming Michigan. He was born the eldest of two brothers and two sisters. In 1998 after the death of his father: who he quit school to take care of, he went to live with his maternal grandparents, living with them until they passed away one after the other in 1999.
In 2000, his mentor, John Collins, owner of Weird Review Magazine, felt that Troy had much more potential than he realized, assisted him in getting back to school, where he obtained his High School degree six months later. Throughout 2001-2003 Troy attended Grand Rapids Community College majoring in English & Criminology studies. Later in 2004, he transferred to Davenport University studying in the area of Law, making the Dean's List in both summer and winter semesters for 2004, 2005, and 2006. Troy also received several competitive scholarship awards from various foundations, twice obtaining an award from the Grand Rapids Foundation.
In late 2004, he became a member of the Kent County CASA program (Court Appointed Special Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children) and served as a child advocate until health issues prevented him from doing so in late 2008.
Currently Troy has six novels accredited to his name as well as over 150 other titles in two pen names, ranging in genres such as True Crime, Legal Reference, Drama, Historical Fiction, Legal Fiction, Christian Fiction, satire, comedy, Children Fiction and women's romance/lit.
Troy has won 2nd place in the 2013 Best Author Award from Fiction4all.com
The Heat of Passion Doctrine:
Killing Your Spouse and Getting Away with Murder
In Maryland, 1994, Kenneth Peacock returned home to find his wife of several years in bed with another man.
After chasing the man out of the house at gunpoint, he spent several more hours drinking and arguing with his adulterous wife before shooting her in the head with his single shot rifle (the second shot killer her as the first was shot hit the wall just above her head).
Thanks to the Heat of Passion Defense, Peacock was able to get his first-degree murder charge reduced to voluntary manslaughter and thanks to soft heart judge only served 18 months in a work release program.
Several Americans may not know about the Heat of Passion Doctrine, nor may they realize that this legal defense is allow both Husbands and Wives to kill their significant other in cold blood for cheating... in the marital relationship
- Publication Date:
- Mar 31 2011
- 1461053595 / 9781461053590
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Family & Relationships / Divorce & Separation