Saturday, July 09, 2005

Defense of Self, or Family

Capital News: No charges for wife who shot and killed her husband A tragic story out of New York illustrates that you can use force to defend others as well as yourself.

Robert O'Neill was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. He threatened police and terrorized his family. He was an ex-cop and a Vietnam veteran. When Joan O'Neill shot her husband in the back, he was holding a gun on her son. Robert died

Although a charge of Second Degree Murder was presented to a Grand Jury, it seems more for the sake of following the forms. "At a press conference, Special Prosecutor Louise Sira painted a dark picture of how the events unfolded over the years."

You can come to the aid of your family, or others under very restricted conditions.

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