VA VUJI § 62:11 Fear alone

VA VUJI § 62:11 Fear alone

State: Virginia

Even if you believe from the evidence that the deceased had directed words, however grievous and insulting, to the defendant, and even should you further believe that the defendant through fear believed that it was necessary to shoot as he did in order to save his own life or avoid serious bodily harm, unless you further believe from the evidence that the deceased had made some overt act indicative of imminent danger to the defendant, then the defendant cannot rely upon a plea of self-defense.

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