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View Diary: Stand Your Ground has limits. 15-30 years for MI porch shooting (84 comments)

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  •  Stand your ground is the reason why there is (4+ / 0-)

    no murder conviction. the law protects Dunn against the victim because of the perceived threat. Dunn is not protected be his firing into the car full of people not threatening him, hence the attempted murder charges

    •  The jury deadlocked (1+ / 0-)
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      patbahn

      And there's going to be a retrial.  So there's no murder conviction yet, but may well be.
      Regardless, I think you're right that SYG was the likely basis for the jurors who refused to vote guilty on the murder charge.

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