Unformatted text preview: Was the wife protected under the self-defense act? Rule: Self defense act works if there is immediate danger, and the defendant could not do anything else about it. Immediate danger of great bodily harm, or death. Rational: Since she killed him while he was sleeping, the courts argued over the fact if she did not do what she did, she would die, and put her family in danger too. Holding: The courts ruled that the self defense statutes at the moment did not included the act of “threat” because it would broaden the amount of “self defense” killing of spouses, or more. . Synthesis: Dissent/Concurrences:...
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- Spring '11
- US Supreme Court, immediate danger