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Criminal Law: Assault-Defense of Property

Defendant appealed his conviction for first-degree assault, arguing that the trial court erred in rejecting his proffered jury instructions because there was sufficient evidence to support a theory of defense of property. Where there was no evidence that the victim had attempted to “tamper” with defendant’s personal or real property prior to defendant’s assault of the ...