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About Steven Garbin

Steven Garbin graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA, where he grew up. His website is and you can find him on Twitter @StevenGarbin.


  1. Kirsten (in MT) says:

    “the trial simply determined the sort of killing that went on and in this particular case it was determined to be the legal sort of killing”

    Not exactly. The trial simply determined that the sort of killing that went on in this particular case was not proven beyond a reasonable doubt to be the illegal sort of killing. Slight, but significant difference.

    • Steven Garbin says:

      Hi Kirsten,
      Since this wasn’t a legal-centric piece I chose my words for stylistic reasons (avoiding a “not illegal” double negative, etc). I do appreciate the legal precision – in that sense it is, as you said, an important distinction. Thank you for reading and commenting!

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