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SELF-DEFENSE JURY INSTRUCTION
The trial court did not err when it declined to allow a self-defense instruction where there was mutual combat and the defendant failed to withdraw in good faith and where there was no evidence that the defendant had a sincere and honest subjective belief that she needed to defend herself.