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The defendant kicked the victim, causing severe injuries. The state brought charges against the defendant for assault and battery.
In which of the following situations is the defendant LEAST likely to be convicted?CorrectIncorrect
A couple suspected of fraud spent many hours at a police station for the purposes of investigation. Having fallen asleep on her chair, the wife was awakened by a police officer, and, still groggy, she thought that she was being attacked, and she punched the police officer in the face before she realized the truth. Later, the husband was being interrogated. The interrogation officer accidentally touched a live electrical wire to the husband’s armpit, which caused his arm to involuntarily twitch and strike the interrogator in her face.
Which defendant(s) can be convicted of battery under these facts?CorrectIncorrect