What are some examples of self defense, and some for murder. I would prefer people with a legal backround who know what they are talking about.
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it’s all about how the scene is when police take a look at it.
if there is forward motion and a weapon on the dead man’s body then it’s self-defense.
particularly is there are no witnesses.
dead men may not be able to testify but a body certainly can.
otherwise questions may be raised.
Equal or lesser force. Don’t shoot somebody who wants to duke it out.
self defense – someone attacks you with a gun or knife, and you end up killing them.
murder – you walk up behind a complete stranger and stab them in the jugular vein
Basically, in order to qualify as self defense, you have to use the MINIMUM amount of force needed to diffuse the threat. If you exceed that threshold, it is murder.
This is a very subjective decision, which is why these cases often go to juries.
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