SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1CR04-151 06/09/03
BURDEN OF PROOF: SELF DEFENSE
The issue of self-defense is presented in this case. The State bears the burden of proof on this issue. The State must have proven, beyond a reasonable doubt, either that (Def)_______________ did not act in self-defense, or that (Def)_______________ used more force than was necessary under the circumstances. (Def)_______________ is not required to prove that [he] [she] acted in self-defense.