Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Self-defense is legal in Texas

No charges for Houstonian who fatally shot would-be robber | KHOU.com I'm surprised it took this long for a ruling to be made. Texas is solidly behind self-defense.
On May 25, a suspect confronted Juan Ibarra in the parking lot of an apartment complex in southeast Houston, said police.

Ibarra said the suspect put a gun to his back and demanded money.

That’s when, police records show, Ibarra, who had his own gun, fatally shot the suspect.
I guess presenting the case to a grand jury may have been standard procedure.

Self-defense is a human right, and in Texas, it is also your legal right.

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