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Tag Archives: Self-defense

Court upholds conviction in ice pick slaying

A Wisconsin appeals court ruled Tuesday that a Milwaukee man was properly convicted of killing his girlfriend with an ice pick, rejecting his claim that he should have been permitted to testify the slaying was self-defense.

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Bill gives homeowners self-defense protection

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Homeowners acting in self-defense would be immune from criminal or civil liability of they kill someone who is in their residence, vehicle or workplace unlawfully under a bill to be taken up by the state Assembly on Tuesday. The bill requires a court to presume that the use of deadly force was necessary to prevent harm ...

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2010AP744-CR State v. Hyde

Criminal Procedure Self-defense; ineffective assistance Johnathan Hyde appeals a judgment convicting him of aggravated battery by use of a dangerous weapon. He also appeals an order denying his postconviction motion for a new trial. Hyde claims that: (1) the circuit court erred in refusing to give the jury a self-defense instruction; (2) trial counsel provided ineffective assistance by failing to ...

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2010AP509-CR State v. Kubat

Battery Self-defense Richard Kubat appeals a judgment of conviction for misdemeanor battery. Kubat argues the trial court should have granted his motion for a directed verdict of acquittal following presentation of the State’s case and should not have instructed the jury on provocation. Kubat further asserts he was denied due process. We reject Kubat’s arguments and affirm. This opinion will ...

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