(Nevada Practicing Attorneys Council; Washoe County)

NV #2 Reasonable and Actual Fear of Harm; No Revenge

NRS 200.130 provides that a bare fear of any of the offenses mentioned in NRS 200.120, to

prevent which the homicide is alleged to have been committed, shall not be sufficient to justify the killing.

It must appear that the circumstances were sufficient to excite the fears of a reasonable person, and that the party killing really acted under the influence of those fears and not in a spirit of revenge.