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DEFENCES - Self-defence

Thursday, May 10, 2018 @ 8:46 AM  

Appeal by the accused, Primmer, from a conviction for assault causing bodily harm. The accused was an inmate at a correctional facility. He was trusted by guards and other inmates within his unit as an individual who would maintain order. The complainant was another inmate with a reputation for trouble. Upon transfer to the accused’s unit, the complainant challenged the accused’s authority through his words and actions. The accused responded by punching the complainant in the head 25 to 30 times. The incident was captured on...