Self-defense Is Legal in Colorado

JusticeYou could also file this under, “Don’t bring a rock to a gunfight.” No charges filed in Durango man’s death.

Two guys get into an “altercation.” One guy hits the other with a rock.

Champagne said evidence shows that Nichols and Cushman were involved in a physical altercation started by Nichols, who struck Cushman with an unknown object, possibly a large rock, which caused him severe injuries, including several broken ribs and a collapsed lung.

Cushman then drew a firearm and fired several times in Nichols’ direction, hitting Nichols once in the chest.

And because attorneys can’t use 1 word when they can make do with 10…

“Upon reviewing the investigation and evidence in the case, and after discussing thoroughly with the investigating officers from the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office has determined that there is no reasonable likelihood of conviction in this case, and has thus declined to file charges,” 6th Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne wrote in an email to The Durango Herald.

Is it me, or does he sound like he is disappointed he can’t prosecute. But then self-defense is a human-right.

2 thoughts on “Self-defense Is Legal in Colorado

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  2. The statement by the DA stands on it’s own. He didn’t believe he could succeed in throwing the guy in prison therefore he wasn’t going to charge him. The very fact he MADE that statement indicates he WANTED to imprison the victim.


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