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Jury Instruction Needed on Self-Defense (access required)

At defendant’s trial for attempted mur­der and malicious wounding of a drug sell­er who suspected defendant was a confi­dential informant for police, the trial court erred by not granting defendant’s jury instruction on justifiable self-defense, and the Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s convictions. The trial court only instructed the jury on self-defense with fault, and ...

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