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2.9-4   Unarmed Coparticipant -- § 53a-16b

Revised to December 1, 2007

The defendant has raised the affirmative defense1 that (he/she) was not armed with a pistol, revolver, machine gun, shotgun, rifle or other firearm, and had no reasonable ground to believe that <insert name of armed coparticipant> was armed with such a weapon.

<See Affirmative Defense, Instruction 2.9-1.>
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1  This defense is available for the following offenses:

            § 53a-55a, Manslaughter in the first degree with a firearm.

            § 53a-56a, Manslaughter in the second degree with a firearm.

            § 53a-60a, Assault in the second degree with a firearm.

            § 53a-92a, Kidnapping in the first degree with a firearm.

            § 53a-94a, Kidnapping in the second degree with a firearm.

            § 53a-102a, Burglary in the second degree with a firearm.

            § 53a-103a, Burglary in the third degree with a firearm.
 


 

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