Alaska Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions

AK A.C.P.J.I. 11.81.350(b) Justification-Deadly Force in Defense of Dwelling


A defendant may use deadly force upon another person when and to the extent the defendant believes it is necessary to terminate what the defendant believes to be the commission or attempted commission by the other person of arson upon a dwelling or occupied building.  The defendant’s belief must be reasonable under the circumstances.


Unless the state has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant did not act in defense of a dwelling or occupied building as described above, you shall find the defendant not guilty.