The general rule is that a person must retreat if they can safely do so before using deadly force. This rule puts a premium on human life-even the life of an attacker. The "castle exception" and the rules regarding the defense of home clearly demonstrate the ancient doctrine that "homes are castles" is still alive and well. In general, a person is not required to retreat from or in their own home before using deadly force.
Explain the "Choice of Evils" defense and create a scenario where that defense is likely to be raised.
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