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Criminal Law - Defences - Self-defence

Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Trial of the accused, Short, for two counts of assault and two counts of assault with a weapon. The accused was a detainee at a remand and correctional facility when he was attacked by another inmate. A third inmate served as a lookout and possessed a knife he intended to use to stab the accused. The accused fought off both attackers. Other inmates joined the fracas. During the melee, the accused retrieved a shiv from his sock. The two attackers suffered lacerations, cuts and puncture wounds....