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1 hr ago | 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.

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

5 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Life

9 hrs ago | 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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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

Mon Aug 25, 2014

SouthCoastToday.com

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.

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

CBS Local

Security Guard In Fatal Westminster Shooting Won't Be Charged

A security guard who shot and killed a Westminster man this month will not face charges, the district attorney's office said Monday.

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Related Topix: Life

Windsor Beacon

Woman, 75, gets life term for killing husband

A judge in Wyoming sentenced a 75-year-old Missouri woman to life in prison on Monday for killing her husband in the mid-1970s.

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Related Topix: Wyoming, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Life

USA Today

Woman, 75, gets life term for killing husband

Woman, 75, gets life term for killing husband Alice Uden sobbed as she addressed the court about the death of her husband.

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Related Topix: Cheyenne, WY, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Life

Pacific Daily News

Gargarita found guilty: Faces maximum of 15 years in prison

Manslaughter verdict in choking death: Carl Gargarita was found guilty of manslaughter but not guilty of murder in last June's choking death of Anthony Giralao.

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Related Topix: Life

Crooks and Liars

Melissa Harris-Perry Takes Joe Klein To Task For His Op-Ed On Ferguson Police Shooting

Melissa Harris-Perry took Time's Joe Klein to task for his op-ed on the shooting of Michael Brown.

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Related Topix: Life, US News, Liberal Political News

WFIE-TV Evansville

Suspect in 'Fast and Furious' killing cites 'stand your ground' law

A Limestone County judge has until on Monday to decide whether a fatal stabbing over multiple "Fast and Furious" movies falls under the state's stand your ground law.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Limestone County, AL, Life

Feministing

China's 'left-behind girls' learn self-protection

Safe spaces for girls left by migrating parents have been set up and trainings are on-going for children, teachers, community leaders and public authorities to prevent sexual violence, supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women.

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Related Topix: Life

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Oklahoma City shooting club is for women only

The gun totin' gals of the Oklahoma City chapter of the A Girl & A Gun shooting club feel right at home on the gun range.

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Related Topix: Life, Moore, OK

Sun Aug 24, 2014

USA Today

Juror: 'No one' thought porch shooting was self-defense

Juror: 'No one' thought porch shooting was self-defense Jurors didn't buy Theodore Wafer's conflicting reasons for killing Renisha McBride.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Life, Dearborn Heights, MI

Boston Herald

Revere man shoots two after party ends in fight

A 77-year-old Revere man acted in self-defense when he shot and wounded two men outside of his home with a gun he wasn't authorized to have after a party early yesterday, a spokesman with the Suffolk District Attorney's Office said.

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Related Topix: Revere, MA, Life, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Opinion

UnionLeader.com

NH gun license form must change, critics say

The Department of Safety has agreed to remove some - but not all - of the changes to the concealed-carry gun license form that angered gun-rights advocates earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Guns, Life, Dunbarton, NH, Hooksett, NH

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