OK OUJI-CR 8-46. DEFENSE OF SELF-DEFENSE – JUSTIFIABLE USE OF DEADLY FORCE

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Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instructions–Criminal (OUJI-CR)

OK OUJI-CR 8-46.  DEFENSE OF SELF-DEFENSE – JUSTIFIABLE USE OF DEADLY FORCE

A person is justified in using deadly force in self-defense if that person reasonably believed that use of deadly force was necessary to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself/herself or to terminate or prevent the commission of a forcible felony against himself/herself. Self-defense is a defense although the danger to life or personal security may not have been real, if a reasonable person, in the circumstances and from the viewpoint of the defendant, would reasonably have believed that he/she was in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm.

NOTE: Updated by LOSD 10/24/17, previous version, updates shown, below:

A person is justified in using deadly force in self-defense if that person reasonably believed that use of deadly force was necessary to prevent death or great bodily harm to protect himself/herself or to terminate or prevent the commission of a forcible felony against himself/herself. from imminent danger of death or great bodily harm. Self-defense is a defense although the danger to life or personal security may not have been real, if a reasonable person, in the circumstances and from the viewpoint of the defendant, would reasonably have believed that he/she was in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm.