Model jury instruction: adjutant evidence

From Comm. v. Souza, 492 Mass. 615 (2023) appendix

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Model jury instruction

For the purpose of determining who attacked whom first in the altercation [or who escalated the potential for violence through the use or threat of deadly force], you may consider evidence of the deceased's [and a third party acting together with the deceased's] past violent conduct, whether or not the defendant knew of it. You may not consider such evidence for any other purpose.


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