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Criminal Practice – Self-Defense – Jury Instruction – Level of Force (access required)

State v. Whetstone If an ex-Marine’s assault on defendant only put defendant in danger of bodily injury or offensive physical contact, defendant was not entitled to defend himself with deadly force. However, defendant put on evidence that he had a reasonable belief that the ex-Marine’s assault put defendant in danger of death or great bodily harm, thus entitling defendant to defend himself with deadly force.

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