SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1CR10-975 01/10/06

 

Definition of “wanton act” (context of homicide)

As used here, a wanton act is a reckless act done with extreme indifference to the probability that someone would die as a result.  It is more than extreme negligence.  The State must have proven that (Def)_______________ was actually aware of the risk of death or great bodily harm, and that [he] [she] ignored that risk.  In determining (Def)_______________’s state of mind, you should consider all of the facts and circumstances established by the evidence.