§ 11-8-8 Injury or death Defense.
In the event that any person shall die or shall sustain a personal injury in
any way or for any cause while in the commission of any criminal offense
enumerated in §§ 11-8-2 11-8-6, it shall be rebuttably
presumed as a matter of law in any civil or criminal proceeding that the owner,
tenant, or occupier of the place where the offense was committed acted by
reasonable means in self-defense and in the reasonable belief that the person
engaged in the criminal offense was about to inflict great bodily harm or death
upon that person or any other individual lawfully in the place where the
criminal offense was committed. There shall be no duty on the part of an owner,
tenant, or occupier to retreat from any person engaged in the commission of any
criminal offense enumerated in §§ 11-8-2 11-8-6.
(P.L. 1976, ch. 216, § 1; P.L. 1977, ch. 17, § 1; P.L. 1984, ch. 212, § 1.)