State v. Wanrow
88 Wash.2d 221, 559 P.2d 548.
Dressler, pp. 480-483
Facts: The defendant went over to Ms. Hooper’s house with a gun to protect her against a child molester. The child molester came over, and she ended up shooting him. The defendant appealed the conviction.
Issue: Were the jury instructions proper?
Rule: The jury may “stand in the shoes” of the defendant in assessing whether his or her conduct was justified.
Conclusion: The defendant’s conviction was reversed.