NEW MEXICO RULES ANNOTATED (N.M.R.A.)
Uniform Jury Instructions — Criminal
Chapter 51. Justification and Defense
Part K. Self Defense
NM NMRA 14-5191. Self defense; limitations; aggressor.
Self defense is not available to the defendant if he [started the fight] [or] [agreed to fight]1 unless:
[1. The defendant was using force which would not ordinarily create a substantial risk of death or great bodily harm; and
2. __________________ (name of victim) responded with force which would ordinarily create a substantial risk of death or great bodily harm];
[1. The defendant tried to stop the fight;
2. The defendant let __________________ (name of victim) know he no longer wanted to fight; and
3. __________________ (name of victim) became the aggressor.]
1. Use only applicable bracketed element established by the evidence.