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State v. Karr 2015 UT App 287, (Nov. 27, 2015)

Nov 27, 2015

In this murder case, the defendant asserted the right to use force to defend his home pursuant to Utah Code § 76-2-405. The Court of Appeals held that the statutory presumption of reasonableness of the force used is rebuttable by a showing of evidence of objective reasonableness, and that defendant’s subjective beliefs of whether his actions were reasonable do not control.