28 November 2006

Castle Doctrine Stauts in the News

The phrase that pays - "not forced to retreat:"
The resident told police he was awakened to sounds of what he thought was someone breaking into his house on Bittersweet Street in Coon Rapids, sheriff's Capt. Bob Aldrich said. He grabbed a rifle that he kept in his bedroom around the time a man in his late teens or early 20s entered the room. "(The resident) fired a single shot, and the suspect was struck in the torso," Aldrich said. "The suspect was able to stumble or stagger down the stairs and then collapsed near a door. And died."
That's what we here at RDF call good shootin.' Here's some background on our English Common Law friend the Castle Doctrine.

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