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Response to ellisonz (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 10:18 PM

2. If he is fleeing the home or in retreat, severe bodily is harm clearly is not imminent for you.

If a larger than you person (disparity of force) is advancing and is clearly intent on doing you harm, shooting is indicated.

Three requirements to justify use of lethal force here:

1. Disparity of force
2. No reasonable means of retreat
3. In imminent danger of bodily harm or death

On edit 1:

http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleII/Chapter278/Section8A

Section 8A. In the prosecution of a person who is an occupant of a dwelling charged with killing or injuring one who was unlawfully in said dwelling, it shall be a defense that the occupant was in his dwelling at the time of the offense and that he acted in the reasonable belief that the person unlawfully in said dwelling was about to inflict great bodily injury or death upon said occupant or upon another person lawfully in said dwelling, and that said occupant used reasonable means to defend himself or such other person lawfully in said dwelling. There shall be no duty on said occupant to retreat from such person unlawfully in said dwelling.


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