A person who intentionally or knowingly causes the death of another human being is guilty of murder.
ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF OFFENSE
The State’s burden of proof is satisfied if the evidence shows beyond a reasonable doubt, the following essential elements:
1) On or about [month] [day] [year], in [County], North Dakota, the Defendant, _______________, caused the death of _______________, a human being; and
2) The Defendant intentionally or knowingly caused the death of .
[3) The Defendant did not act in self-defense.]
DEFINITIONS [Insert relevant definitions. NDCC 12.1-02-02.]