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1 hr ago | The Macon Telegraph

Self defense claimed in Gordon slaying of Milledgeville man

Taurus Javon Lewis, 37, of Arlington Court in Milledgeville, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died at the scene, Wilkinson County Coroner William Matthews said.

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Related Topix: Milledgeville, GA, Baldwin County, GA, Gordon, GA, Wilkinson County, GA, Life

5 hrs ago | WALA

Self-defense claimed in Bourbon Street shooting

A defense lawyer told a judge Friday that there is evidence that the lone suspect in a shooting along New Orleans' famed Bourbon Street fired his gun in self-defense and that it wasn't the shot that killed a 21-year-old woman.

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Related Topix: Life

9 hrs ago | CBS Local

Autopsy Finds Slain Robbery Suspect Who Allegedly Begged For Her Life Wasn't Pregnant

Prosecutors deciding whether to charge a California man who says he fatally shot a violent burglar in the back in an alley as she fled his home face a difficult decision because the case falls in a gray area involving self-defense, a legal expert said Friday.

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Related Topix: Life, Long Beach, CA

12 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Zimmerman says he'll appeal NBC lawsuit dismissal

The appeal notice was filed Tuesday with the Seminole County Clerk of Courts. Judge Debra Nelson on June 30 dismissed Zimmerman's lawsuit, saying the former neighborhood watch leader had failed to show the network acted with malice.

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Related Topix: Sanford, FL, Life

14 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Homeless couple: Man shot their dog in Sumter park

Sumter police said the man drove to the police station after the shooting to report it.

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Related Topix: Sumter, SC, Life

18 hrs ago | Counterpunch

The Palestinian Right and the American Left

Chris Hedges says that Palestinians have the right to self-defense in the form of rockets, without including any consideration of whether the rockets make the Palestinians more or less defended.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Life

22 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Hey, gun nuts: Shooting someone who is running away in the back is not self-defense

Greer said that he was tackled and thrown to the ground but managed to get his .22-caliber revolver and confronted them as they ransacked a safe containing cash.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Life

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Intelligencer

Suit over Ohio police shooting of teen dismissed

A lawsuit alleging a police officer used excessive force when he fatally shot a teenager in a struggle in downtown Cincinnati has been dismissed.

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Related Topix: Life

The Washington Post

Israel is acting as if it is free of moral responsibilities.

The civilian death toll in Gaza from Israel's latest incursion is appalling. The right to self-defense is inalienable, but it is not free from moral constraints.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Life, Opinion

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Doctor fired back at gunman in hospital attack

A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban hospital on Thursday helped stop him by apparently returning fire with his own weapon and severely injuring him, but not before a caseworker was killed, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Life, Upper Darby, PA

The Advocate

Jurors find Richardson guilty in 2012 shooting death

A West Baton Rouge Parish jury deliberated for approximately two hours before convicting a 24-year-old Port Allen of second-degree murder Thursday in the May 2012 fatal shooting of a Brusly High student.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Port Allen, LA, Life

The Fresno Bee

Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims

A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that federal courts have no jurisdiction over the Colombian claims.

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Related Topix: Food, Agriculture, Chiquita Brands International, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Life, US Supreme Court, Terrorism

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Jury gets case of man accused of killing Brusly High football player

The fate of a man accused of killing a Brusly High football player is now in the hands of the jury.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Port Allen, LA, Life

MLive.com

Theodore Wafer now claims self defense, initially told police shooting of Renisha McBride accidental

In this undated file photo is the cover of a funeral program showing 19-year-old Renisha McBride from a service in Detroit.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Life

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Photos from fatal road rage shooting shown in court

New information was presented Wednesday in the case of a New Jersey police officer on trial in connection with a fatal road rage shooting in Anne Arundel County.

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Related Topix: Anne Arundel County, MD, Life

National Public Radio

In Detroit Porch Shooting Trial, It's Murder Vs. Self-Defense

The murder trial is underway for Theodore Wafer, the Detroit homeowner who shot Renisha McBride, an unarmed black teen, on his porch.

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Related Topix: Life

Foster's Daily Democrat

Charges will not be brought against officers in Shannon shooting

No charges will be brought against the law enforcement officers involved in shooting and killing Benjamin Shannon on March 10 at Saks Mobile Home Park.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Strafford County, NH, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Life

Wed Jul 23, 2014

News 4 Jax

Family of murdered man wants answers

Crowds of people demonstrated outside the the state attorney's office. The demonstrators are the family and friends of Zach Tipton, who was shot nearly a month ago outside a popular Jacksonville Beach restaurant.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Life

KHOU-TV Houston

Wealthy eccentric accused of urinating on drug store candy turns self in

Robert Durst, the wealthy New York City real estate heir who was acquitted in the murder of a Galveston man, has turned himself in after being charged with criminal mischief .

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Related Topix: Galveston, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Life

Asbury Park Press

Jury: Denville man murdered ex-wifeJury: Denville man murdered...

Jury: Denville man murdered ex-wife Anthony Novellino faces minimum of 30 years in prison for 2010 fatal stabbing Check out this story on app.com: http://dailyre.co/1rBoWh3 Anthony Novellino is led away by Morris County Sheriff's Officers after he was found guilty in Morris County Superior Court of the murder of his ex-wife, Judith.

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Related Topix: Denville, NJ, Morris County, NJ, Life, Morristown, NJ, Parsippany, NJ

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