Self-Defense as a Matter of Law Discussed

It is possible to establish self-defense as a matter of law, but “only when the evidence…[of] the necessary elements of self-defense is clear and undisputed should our courts order acquittal,”.

When the prosecutor offers evidence that, if believed, negates an element of self-defense, Image result for defendant lawthe defendant must then carry the burden of persuasion.

Evidence of the defendants conduct before, during, and after a shooting was relevant to show defendant’s mental state during the shooting.

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