Friday, October 30, 2009

Self-defense is Legal in North Carolina

I thought it probably would be. No charges for man, 80, who shot, killed burglar
Haithcock was inside his apartment on 1125 Walnut St. before dawn that morning when Medley, 19, broke in through a window carrying a weapon. Haithcock shot Medley with a handgun while Medley was inside the residence. Medley later died at Moses Cone Hospital.

““The law says that Mr. Haithcock had the right to use deadly force against an intruder that’s in his home when he believes that his own life is in risk, which that belief is pretty reasonable,” said Assistant District Attorney Howard Neumann.
Even unarmed he could have posed a threat to the 80-year-old man.

Self-defense is a human right. And in North Carolina - in your home anyway - it is your legal right.

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