BIRMINGHAM, AL — When Darrell Hutton, 34, seemingly shot and killed four-year-old Taleayah Stafford in 2017, many assumed he’d be sitting in jail for a majority share of the rest of his life.
They’d be wrong.
The charges of murder and first-degree assault against Hutton were dropped, and there’s actually a pretty damned compelling reason why.
As AL.com reports:
Charges were dropped against a Birmingham man accused of killing a 4-year-old girl after a judge ruled he fired in self-defense at the car the child was inside. Darrell Montez Hutton, 34, was charged with murder and first-degree assault for a July 2017 shooting that left 4-year-old Taleayah Stafford dead, and 68-year-old Shirley Jackson Hollonquest wounded.
Hutton on Monday faced a Stand Your Ground hearing, where his attorney asked that Hutton’s charges be dropped.
Jefferson County Circuit Judge Virginia Vinson issued an order Tuesday morning dismissing the charges. She wrote in her order, “Without question the defendant found himself in a position where he was in imminent fear of his life and was justified… to defend himself.”
So, what has a young child to do with the above?
Well, Hutton was in a car a the time of the shooting. He was attacked in the …Read the Rest
Source:: Concealed Nation