CR10-751                   06/15/15


Definition of “serious bodily injury” (context of assault)

Serious bodily injury means [bodily injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes substantial loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ or substantial impairment of health, or substantial disfigurement] [strangulation by intentionally impeding normal breathing or circulation of the blood by applying pressure on the throat or neck or by blocking the nose or mouth of another person]. 

[The term bodily injury means physical pain, illness or any impairment of physical condition.]