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Criminal Jury Instructions  

Criminal Jury Instructions



"Crime of violence" shall apply to and include any of the following-named crimes or an attempt to commit any of the same:  Murder, manslaughter, kidnapping, sexual assault and sexual assault with a firearm, assault in the first or second degree, robbery, burglary, larceny and riot in the first degree.

Source:  General Statutes 53-202 (a) (2) (applies to 53a-202, Machine Guns).

Commentary:  This statutory definition is limited in application to the use of machine guns.  Other statutes refer to crimes of violence, and the instructions for those offenses apply an ordinary meaning to the phrase:  "A crime of violence is one in which physical force is exerted for the purpose of violating, injuring, damaging, or abusing another person."   




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