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1DCA: Conflicting Jury Instructions

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Reversing a conviction for attempted second degree murder and shooting at/within/into an occupied vehicle, the trial court fundamentally erred by giving contradictory instructions on the duty to retreat (3.6(f)), thereby negating the possible application of appellant’s only defense (self-defense). 191 more words


Can you shoot down a drone on your land? New incident raises self-defense questions

After a New Jersey man spotted his neighbor’s camera-equipped drone flying over his house this week, he fetched a shotgun and peppered the drone with holes, knocking it from the sky. 974 more words