State v. Carter

In State v. Carter, 48 Conn. App. 755, 713 A.2d 255, cert. denied, 247 Conn. 901, 719 A.2d 905 (1998), the trial court refused to allow the defendant, who had claimed self-defense, to testify that he witnessed or heard of specific prior acts of the victim that rendered him in fear of his victim. Id., at 762. The Court affirmed the trial court's judgment of conviction. The trial court permitted the defendant in Carter to testify about specific acts of violence committed against him by the victim. Id., at 764.