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Criminal Practice – Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury – First Impression – Lesser Included Offense – Simple Assault – Serious Injury Element – Jury Instructions – Self-Defense – Constitutional – Attorneys – Ineffective Assistance Claim (access required)

State v. Hope Even though it was up to the jury to decide whether the pipe defendant used in the assault was actually a deadly weapon, since the state presented uncontroverted evidence of serious injury, defendant was not entitled to a jury instruction on simple assault.

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