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Criminal Practice –  Second-Degree Murder – Jury Instructions – Self-Defense – ‘Kill’ vs. ‘Use Deadly Force’ (access required)

  Even though the General Assembly has codified the right to self-defense, until our Supreme Court provides further guidance on this issue, we are bound by the holding in State v. Richardson, 341 N.C. 585, 461 S.E.2d 724 (1995), that a self-defense instruction including the phrase “to kill” was correct. The trial court did not err when ...

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