WA W.P.I.C. 16.04 Aggressor—Defense of Self

WA W.P.I.C. 16.04 Aggressor—Defense of Self

State: Washington

 

Washington Pattern Jury Instructions–Criminal (W.P.I.C.)

Part IV. Defenses  Chapter 16.  Justifiable Homicide

WA  W.P.I.C. 16.04 Aggressor—Defense of Self

No person may, by any intentional act reasonably likely to provoke a belligerent response, create a necessity for acting in self-defense [or][defense of another] and thereupon [kill][use, offer, or attempt to use force upon or toward] another person. Therefore, if you find beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was the aggressor, and that defendant’s acts and conduct provoked or commenced the fight, then self-defense [or][defense of another] is not available as a defense.

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