And prosecutors hate that. Jurors acquit shooter, find he acted in self-defense.
He’d been struck so hard, one of his teeth was knocked out and 2 others were cracked. He was lying on the ground when he shot his attacker. Prosecutors charged him with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
I think it is clear he was in fear of “death or grave bodily injury,” since he was already injured.
Jurors in the two-day trial in Coeur d’Alene’s First District Court deliberated 90 minutes before returning a not guilty verdict.
Self-defense is a human-right, but a lot of prosecutors hate that it is also a legal right.