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A person is justified in using force against another person when and to the extent necessary to prevent or terminate the other person’s entry into or attack upon his dwelling. However, he may use force likely to cause death or serious bodily injury only if the entry is made or attempted in a violent manner, and it reasonably appears that there may be violence to any person in the dwelling, or if he reasonably believes that the entry is made or attempted for the purpose of committing a Class A offense involving bodily injury.

Comment: This section is in its original adopted version.

[Res. 10-27-77B, 1977. Prior Code § 5-80-080.]