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After a bench trial, Defendant was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter. The trial court subsequently granted the Commonwealth’s motion to amend the indictment and also found Defendant guilty of shooting another person in the commission of a felony. The court of appeals denied Defendant’s petition for appeal. Defendant appealed, asserting that the lower courts erred in concluding that the facts did not support Defendant’s claim that he acted in self-defense. The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals and vacated the convictions, holding that the facts in the record supported Defendant’s claim that he shot the victim in self-defense.