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|IA: Man Convicted of Voluntary Manslaughter in Iowa City Ped Mall Shooting, Judge to Rule on Immunity
Mark A. Taff
Wilson’s lawyers said the state’s new “stand your ground” law gives the defendant immunity from prosecution.
new provision says an individual who feels threatened has no duty to
retreat before using deadly force for self-defense. A person with a
licensed gun can use deadly force if they believe they’re facing
imminent death or serious injury—even if there’s a safe way to escape
the situation. And a homicide can be found justified in cases when the
shooter turns out to be wrong about the level of threat.
did not specify a legal procedure for using the new law, which is why
this case will have a bearing on how “stand your ground” claims in Iowa
are handled in the future.
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