The definition of Mayhem is to intentionally cause someone a permanent disability or disfigurement. An prolonged injury sustained in an assault or as the victim of a crime may result in a conviction for Mayhem. The use of deadly force for the purposes of self defense would not result in a conviction for Mayhem. Examples of Mayhem are slitting the ear of victim during a robbery or tying up a recruit during a fraternity hazing and tattooing the victim against his will or attacking someone during an argument leaving permanent scars.
What does the prosecutor have to prove?
1. Defendant unlawfully and maliciously deprived a person of a member of his or her body, disabled, disfigured, or rendered it useless. or
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