State v. Cruz, 364 N.C. 417 (Oct. 8, 2010)

aff’d per curiam, 203 N.C. App. 230 (Apr. 6, 2010)

The court affirmed per curiam State v. Cruz, 203 N.C. App. 230 (Apr. 6, 2010) (holding, in a murder case, and over a dissenting opinion, that an instruction on self-defense was not required where there was no evidence that the defendant believed it was necessary to kill the victim in order to save himself from death or great bodily harm).