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3 hrs ago |

Greenwich Citizens Police Academy Accepting Applications

The Greenwich Police Department is planning several programs for the community offering opportunities to learn about the department and self-defense classes for high school teens and women.


Related Topix: Greenwich, CT, Life

7 hrs ago | TwinCities

Waseca man's 'defense of dwelling' appeal denied

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled against the Waseca man who appealed his assault conviction based on a legal challenge of the scope of Minnesota's "defense of dwelling" laws.


Related Topix: Waseca, MN, Life

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage man found guilty in 2011 bayonet slaying

An Anchorage Superior Court jury convicted 37-year-old Yoder Blalock on Thursday of second-degree murder, disagreeing with his claim that he attacked his victim with a bayonet in self-defense.


Related Topix: Anchorage, AK, Life, Drugs

Nurse testifies no major injuries to Pinconning Township man charged with open murder

There were no major injuries to Peter Z. Heagany according to a head-to-toe physical exam given by a nurse the evening after he shot and killed his roommate and life partner Brian L. Charbonneau.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Pinconning, MI, Bay County, MI, Life

The Daily Caller

Armed Pastor Defends Church From Burglars

A New Orleans pastor shot a burglar in the head Wednesday when two criminals reportedly tried to burglarize his church.


Related Topix: Life, Conservative Political News, US News

KREM-TV Spokane

"Damsels in Defense" aims to defend women without guns

Tina Wittenbrock's husband wanted her to get a concealed permit license but she said she did not feel comfortable carrying weapons around her two children.


Related Topix: Life, Kids, Family

The Dispatch

Self Defense Alleged In OC's Weekend Fatality; State's Increased Bail Request Denied

Less than 24 hours after the arrest of two local men for their alleged role in the death of a Pennsylvania man found unconscious in a downtown hotel parking lot early Sunday morning, one of the suspects had his bond set at $400,000 during a hearing on Wednesday afternoon, and the groundwork for a self-defense approach has already been laid out.


Related Topix: Life, Ocean City, MD, Baltimore, MD, West Ocean City, MD

San Jose Mercury News

Palo Alto: Man arrested on suspicion of assault, hate crime

A 26-year-old Redwood City man has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, robbery and a hate crime in connection with the beating of two men at a parking lot in downtown Palo Alto.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, San Mateo County, CA, Redwood City, CA, Life

Wed Aug 27, 2014

ABC News

Bourbon St. Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

A Bourbon Street shooting suspect pleaded not guilty Wednesday on two charges related to the June 29 gunfight in the French Quarter that fatally wounded one person and injured nine others.


Related Topix: Belle Chasse, LA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Life

ABC News

Blackwater Defense: Iraqi Police Removed Evidence

A defense attorney told a federal jury on Wednesday that Iraqi national police removed evidence that would prove Blackwater security guards were being fired on by insurgents, prompting the guards to return fire in shootings that killed or wounded over 30 Iraqi civilians.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Life, Prison

Denver Post

Records: Parole escapee killed his Mesa County mother over cigarette

In a Grand Junction home where she harbored him as a parole escapee, Kathleen Stetzel's son killed her over a cigarette, he told investigators.


Related Topix: Mesa County, CO, Grand Junction, CO, Life

LaGrange Daily News

Murder trial continues as witnesses describe scene

Chief Assistant District Attorney Monique Kirby, left, prepares her direct examination on Tuesday of LaGrange Police Officer Brent Storey, one of the officers who responded to the shooting of Douglas Cameron on Aug. 9, 2013.


Related Topix: Troup County, GA, LaGrange, GA, Life

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Attorney makes case for self defense in Sacramento light rail killing

The lawyer for Lynnsey Evakarla Braun argued at a preliminary hearing today that her client shot out of self defense in the Jan. 23 killing of a man on light rail train in downtown Sacramento.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Life

Christian Science Monitor

New audio in Michael Brown case: How important in whirl of narratives?

Activists raise their hands in solidarity as a policeman tries to block others, who were demanding justice for the shooting death of teen Michael Brown, from advancing onto the steps to the Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse in downtown St. Louis Tuesday.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Ferguson, MO, Life, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Aug 26, 2014

KLFY-TV Lafayette

Could shooting of alleged burglar bring charges?

A ruling of self-defense or justifiable homicide has come up about five to 10 times throughout Assistant District Attorney Chester Cedars' nearly four decade career in law.


Related Topix: Life, Lafayette, LA

Alabama Live

Jury to decide if father killed criminal son's attacker, or just lied to protect him

MOBILE, Alabama - Did the father or the son kill the neighbor ? And no matter who wielded the shotgun, was it in self-defense? Those are the key questions that a jury will face Wednesday morning in the murder trials of Dwayne Anthony Collier Sr. and his son, Dwayne Anthony Collier Jr. Tuesday's testimony was highlighted by several hours of recorded ... (more)


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Mobile, AL, Life

WNEP-TV Moosic

Craigslist Thrill Killing Suspects Enter Guilty Pleas

Accused thrill killers Miranda and Elytte Barbour entered a guilty pleas Tuesday in the alleged thrill-killing of a man in Northumberland County last year.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Northumberland County, PA, Life

New York Daily News

'No one' believed Michigan man killed Renisha McBride in self-defense: juror

Theodore Wafer, who was convicted of second degree murder, testified that he shot and killed Renisha McBride because he feared for his life but told police he did not know his shotgun was loaded the night of her death, according to one juror.

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Related Topix: Life, Dearborn Heights, MI, Wayne County, MI

St. Petersburg Times

Blind Tampa man says he has 'no remorse' for shooting great-nephew in self-defense

A legally blind Tampa man shot and wounded an intruder Sunday night, discovering afterward that it was his 15-year-old great-nephew.


Related Topix: Life, Tampa, FL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Ex-corrections officer arraigned in fatal Swansea shooting

Timothy R. Levesque says he shot Melissa J. White in self-defense when White lunged at him with a crowbar early Sunday morning on Ocean Grove Avenue in Swansea, attorneys said.


Related Topix: Swansea, MA, Violent Crime, Life, New Bedford, MA