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Criminal Practice  – Serious Bodily Injury – Jury Instructions – ‘Protracted Impairment’ (access required)

  Defendant was charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury under G.S. § 14-32.4(a), and the trial court instructed the jury only on a portion of the statute, requiring the jury to convict if they found a serious bodily injury that “creates or causes a permanent or protracted loss/impairment of the function of any bodily member ...

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