Accused stabs 5 times, breaks victim's nose; Self-defense? No.

Another factor which militates against the appellants claim of self-defense and defense of a relative is the physical evidence on record. Crispin suffered no less than five (5) stab wounds on different parts of his body and a compound fracture on the nasal bone. Just as the presence and severity of a large number of wounds on the part of the victim disprove self-defense, so do they belie the claim of defense of a relative and indicate not the desire to defend ones relative but a determined effort to kill. [G.R. No. 112984. November 14, 1996]