By Tom Knighton
Lots of people lament “Stand Your Ground” laws as some unmitigated evil. They point to several high profile cases as “proof” that such laws are nothing but licenses to kill. They argue that all you have to do to get away with murder is say you were in fear of your life.
Unfortunately for both them and an Orlando, Florida man, that’s not the case.
The man accused of murdering her nephew, Devon Brown, is trying to get the case dropped. Court records filed by the public defender state Caswayne Williams reasonably believed that defending himself with force was necessary against Davon. But Sabrina disagrees.
Deputies say Davon was working at this Walmart gas station last year, when Williams, a former employee confronted him. They say an argument occurred and spilled into the parking lot where the deadly stabbing took place.
“He needs to pay for what he has done. He took a part of us, he took a part of my heart.”
Attorney Mark O’Mara calls this a self defense case, rather than stand your ground.
“It’s a self defense immunity hearing. Stand your ground only applies when you have an opportunity to retreat. In this case the facts seem to …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms