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Evidence did not support self-defense claim (access required)

The evidence, including appellant’s testimony that differed from statements he gave to the police, does not support his claim that he shot the victim in self-defense. Self-defense Appellant Smallwood “admitted to intentionally shooting Adkins but claimed that he did so in self-defense. … “For Smallwood to prevail on his self-defense claim, the jury needed to find (1) that ...