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John Burkoff on Self-Defense in Washington County Homicide Case

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November 11, 2012

Professor John Burkoff explained why it will be difficult to mount a self-defense argument in the case of a man accused of a killing in Washington County.  According to Professor Burkoff, "he has to prove that he wasn't the aggressor, that he reasonably believed that it was immediately necessary to act to protect himself from death or serious bodily injury, and that he could not have retreated to avoid the danger."  

See the article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review here.

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