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Somerset County District Attorney Jerry Spangler will not charge a man who fatally shot another man with a bow and arrow, saying today that changes in the state's Castle Doctrine factored into his decision.
Originally posted by kawika
Away from home some states require that you MUST retreat (escape) if at all possible. Otherwise you get in trouble for killing people, even with a good reason.
Florida's legislators have removed the "duty to retreat" aspect of self-defense in criminal cases, concerning any place a person has a lawful right to be, meaning people attacked on a street or in a bar, for instance, are not required to try to run but can fight force with deadly force if they feel their lives are in danger.
(4) A person who unlawfully and by force enters or attempts to enter a person’s dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle is presumed to be doing so with the intent to commit an unlawful act involving force or violence.