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Twenty Years for Standing Her Ground

corvettefever Wrote: May 02, 2012 1:34 PM
That's why you should never fire a warning shot!!! IF you're not scared enough to shoot the perpetrator, you're not scared enough to use deadly force. Most people have never had to use deadly force to protect themselves or their families. When these people sit on a jury, this is what many believe since their only experience came from what they've watched on TV or at the movies That being said, I hope she's able to get a new trial because this is a BS verdict. But, if she had actually shot the loser, his past should have had more bearing on the case.
Arthur52 Wrote: May 02, 2012 2:16 PM
Do you really think that she got a jury of her peers; men and women who have been abused/beaten by their partners?

Peers doesn't mean that they are people. It means that they are people like you!

Do you really think that the jury was told what the laws are, and what her duties were?

Either her lawyer was asleep for this trial; or they are anti-gun and or anti-self-defense. Any way that I cut it, I do not see her attorney representing her best interests.

With the information given how in the world did the DA get a conviction?

Terrible defense!

If she had killed this perp, she wouldn't have this problem, future problems with him stalking her later, and neither would anyone else.
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