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Criminal Jury Instructions  

Criminal Jury Instructions

 

PHYSICAL INJURY

"Physical injury" means impairment of physical condition or pain.

Source:  General Statutes § 53a-3 (3) (applies to Penal Code).

Commentary:  "The trial court's jury instructions need not include a definition of pain, leaving the jury to apply the common usage of the word." (Internal quotation marks omitted.)  State v. Henderson, 37 Conn. App. 733, 743, cert. denied, 234 Conn. 912 (1995).

  

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