VUJI § 62:14 Retreat; excusable homicide

VUJI § 62:14 Retreat; excusable homicide

State: Virginia

If you believe from the evidence that the defendant, although in some fault in the first instance in provoking or bringing on the difficulty, was attacked by the deceased, and that he, the defendant, retreated as far as possible and announced his desire for peace, then if you further believe from the evidence that that he killed the deceased while acting upon a reasonable apparent necessity to preserve his own life or save himself form great bodily harm, you shall find the defendant not guilty.

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