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After a jury trial, Luis Pabon was convicted of elevated aggravated assault and attempted murder for the stabbing of his girlfriend and housemate at the time. Pabon's defense was partially built around the claim that he was so intoxicated that he had stabbed the victim in self-defense. On appeal, Pabon contended that the trial court erred by failing to include a dwelling-place exception to the duty to retreat in its self-defense instruction to the jury. The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of conviction, holding that the court's omission of the dwelling-place exception from its self-defense instruction was not obvious error.