8.6 ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO COMMIT MURDER OR OTHER FELONY (18 U.S.C. §§ 113(a)(1) and (2))
The defendant is charged in [Count _______ of] the indictment with assault with intent to commit [specify felony] in violation of Section 113(a)[(1)][(2)] of Title 18 of the United States Code. In order for the defendant to be found guilty of that charge, the government must prove each of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt:
First, the defendant assaulted [name of victim] by intentionally [[striking] [wounding]] [[him] [her]] [using a display of force that reasonably caused [him] [her] to fear immediate bodily harm];
Second, the defendant did so with the intent to commit [specify felony]; and
Third, the assault took place on [specify place of federal jurisdiction].
Assaults proscribed by 18 U.S.C. § 113 are those committed "within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States." See 18 U.S.C. § 7 for the definition of "special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States."
When the assault consists of a display of force, it must actually cause reasonable apprehension of immediate bodily harm; fear is a necessary element. United States v. Skeet, 665 F.2d 983, 986 n.1 (9th Cir.1982).
Assault with intent to commit murder is a specific intent crime. United States v. Jones, 681 F.2d 610, 611 (9th Cir.1982).