By Bob Owens
James Edward Loftis says he killed tow men who broke into his home. The dishonest media is claiming this classic castle doctrine defense is instead a test of South Carolina’s “stand your ground” law.
The gun-hating media is at it again, wallowing in ignorance as they attempt to claim that a South Carolina man who killed two alleged home invaders and then set their bodies on fire is claiming a “stand your ground” defense as he goes to trial.
A Goose Creek resident panicked earlier this year after fatally shooting two intruders in his home, so he burned and buried their bodies in his backyard instead of calling police, his attorney said.
James Edward Loftis’ eagerness to make the self-defense argument in court helped sway a judge Monday to grant bail to the 39-year-old as he prepares for trial on a pair of murder charges. He fatally shot taxi driver Guma Oz Dubar, 46, and James Cody Newland, 32, on March 5 at his house on South Pandora Drive.
Loftis was expected to post $250,000 bail and be freed sometime this week, said his attorney, Stephen Harris of Charleston.
The case poses new questions about the S.C. …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms