Sure. Even in justified self-defense there is a “reasonable use of force” clause. Legally one can only use as much force as required to stop the perpetrator. It isn’t open season to the death, even if the criminal had deadly intent. A man will almost always be held to a different standard than a woman. Legally the woman is considered to be at a physical disadvantage unless proven otherwise. The imbalance of strength will be considered, usually in favor of the woman.