Judge Rules Teen Shot In Self-Defense
By Tom Knighton
When I think about my son, the last thing I hope he ever does is have to fire a gun in self-defense. It’s not that I think bad people should be given a pass, but it’s more of the case that I hope he never finds himself in that position.
Unfortunately, sometimes, people end up in that spot. Regardless of age, though, they have a right to act in self-defense.
In Panama City, Florida, a teen who fired a weapon toward another person at the tender age of just 14 has been found to have acted in self-defense. Don’t get me wrong, the kid was into some bad stuff, but self-defense is still self-defense.
A teenager accused of fatally gunning down a man in a parking lot last year had a murder charge against him dismissed because he was defending himself, according to official reports.
Tyree Maddox, 16, recently pleaded no contest to a drug trafficking charge tied to the shooting. He also had been charged with second-degree murder with a firearm after gunfire erupted late March 19, 2017, in the parking lot of the Shoppes at Edgewater Plaza, 473 Richard Jackson Blvd., leaving 27-year-old Ples Robinson dead. However, Maddox had …Read the Rest
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