FLJI 8.4 AGGRAVATED BATTERY
(784.045, Fla. Stat.)
To prove the crime of Aggravated Battery, the State must prove the following two elements beyond a reasonable doubt. The first element is a definition of battery. 1. (Defendant) [intentionally touched or struck (victim) against [his] [her] will]. [intentionally caused bodily harm to (victim)].
Give 2a or 2b as applicable.
2. (Defendant) in committing the battery
a. intentionally or knowingly caused [great bodily harm to (victim)]. [permanent disability to (victim)]. [permanent disfigurement to (victim)].
b. used a deadly weapon.
Definition. Give if 2b alleged.
A weapon is a “deadly weapon” if it is used or threatened to be used in a way likely to produce death or great bodily harm.