US v. Gore, No. 08-4462 - U.S. Fourth Circuit
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US v. Gore, No. 08-4462

In a conviction of defendant for forcibly assaulting a correctional officer at the Federal Correctional Institution and resisting and opposing correctional officers, district court's refusal to give defendant's form of instruction for his affirmative defense is affirmed as, a prisoner charged with a violation of 18 U.S.C. section 111 must, to succeed on the affirmative defense of self-defense, demonstrate that he responded to an unlawful and present threat of death or serious bodily injury.   

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Appellate Information

Argued: October 30, 2009

Decided: January 12, 2010

Judges

Opinion by Circuit Judge Niemeyer

Counsel

For Appellant:   Travis Ray Fitzwater, Law Office of Travis R. Fitzwater

For Appellee:  David Earl Godwin, Office of the US Attorney