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Botched self-defense instruction spurs new trial (access required)

  The North Carolina Supreme Court has made it clear that a person does not have a duty to retreat under the state’s stand-your-ground laws. The decision reverses earlier rulings from the trial court and state Court of Appeals and opens the door for a defendant convicted of second-degree murder to have a new trial with ...

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