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Defendant’s own testimony precluded self-defense instruction (access required)

A judge correctly refused to instruct a jury on self-defense in the trial of a man convicted of the murder of one of his party guests because the defendant didn’t clearly testify that he was afraid for his life or of serious injury before stabbing him to death, the North Carolina Supreme Court has ruled. Alphonso ...

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