http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/07/0...-18-months-in-jail-for-stabbing-attacker.html Essentially, three juveniles attack a 21 year old Connecticut Dunkin Donuts worker, the fight sprawls out into the parking lot, where the worker stabs one of the juveniles and they flee. The story implies that there was an opportunity to retreat, so the judge convicted the defendant of felony first-degree assault. Obviously the whole thing seems ridiculous so I looked for other media coverage to see if there were other sides to the story and found this: https://www.ammoland.com/2018/07/self-defense-claim-lost-when-defender-becomes-aggressor/ In the above article, the author claims that the fight had ended inside the store and the attackers left, were then pursued by the defendant in the parking lot, where one of them was stabbed. The article (written by Attorney Andrew F. Branca, Law of Self Defense LLC) didn't mention the judge's comments or site the specific media source for the separation of the altercations. That is true.