Normal Equanimity Rule; Passion, Obfuscation

To be entitled to this mitigating circumstance, the following elements must be present: (1) There should be an act both unlawful and sufficient to produce such condition of mind; (2) the act that produced the obfuscation was not far removed from the commission of the crime by a considerable length of time, during which the perpetrator might recover his normal equanimity. (People vs. Gonzalez, G.R. No. 139542, 21 June 2001, 359 SCRA 220)

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