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Criminal Jury Instructions

 

DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE

"Deadly physical force" means physical force which can be reasonably expected to cause death or serious physical injury. 

Source:  General Statutes § 53a-3 (5) (applies to Penal Code).

Commentary:  The act of pointing a loaded handgun at a person does not qualify as deadly physical force.  State v. Wayne, 60 Conn. App. 761, 764-65 (2000).

 

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