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A bare fear of the commission of any of the offenses mentioned in subdivisions 2 and 3 of Section 197, to prevent which homicide may be lawfully committed, is not sufficient to justify it. But the circumstances must be sufficient to excite the fears of a reasonable person, and the party killing must have acted under the influence of such fears alone.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - California Code, Penal Code - PEN § 198 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/penal-code/pen-sect-198/
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