Monday, January 30, 2006

Self-defense still legal in Alaska

adn.com | alaska : Jury acquits Kasilof woman in boyfriend's shooting death Prosecutors want to see it outlawed.

A woman is threatened with a knife, and shoots the person who hit and punched her and then got a knife. The prosecution said she wasn't injured enough to justify defense. Should she have waited to be stabbed? This is why the new Castle Doctrine laws are needed - to control prosecution of self-defense.

The jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty in 2 hours.

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