If a man shoots another in self-defence , or under gross provocation, the death is not caused by accident.
The one application of this principle is the doctrine of self-defence .
he claimed self-defence in the attempted murder charge
There you might be convicted of manslaughter on the basis of excessive self-defence .
There can be no doubt that the magistrates were entitled to reject the argument of self-defence or defence of another.
It seems clear that the judge also rejected the defences of accident and self-defence .
There are currently no grounds for a claim to use such force in self-defence .
These features of the defence of self-defence are critical to the outcome of this appeal.
In such circumstances the wounding of V would not be unlawful as it would be justified by the defence of self-defence .
Is it not the common law that a citizen is entitled to use self-defence in the case of wrongful arrest?