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Criminal Practice – Manslaughter – Jury Instructions – Self-Defense (access required)

State v. Jackson Our Court of Appeals held, Where it was unclear whether defendant or the victim started their fight, the trial court should have instructed the jury on self-defense. We affirm the trial court’s exclusion of evidence of the victim’s violent history, but we reverse its refusal to charge the jury on self-defense. We conclude that the writ of certiorari to review the Court of Appeals’ decision was improvidently granted. Dismissed.

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