Can a jury misapp apply the court's instructions on self-defense?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from People v. Perkins, A144225 (Cal. App. 2016):

before, there is simply no reasonable likelihood the jury could have misapplied the court's instructions on self-defense, read as a whole and in connection with the factual record, in a way that could have caused defendant any undue prejudice. (See People v. Frye, supra, 18 Cal.4th at p. 957.) We thus continue on to the next issue.

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