I’m not sure how I feel about this overall. I am 100% for the right to take care of matters as needed in and on your property, but in this case the fatal shot was fired well outside of the property… None the less, I think the right decision was reached in this specific instance. As always, you fuck with the bull, you get the horns!
A man accused of fatally shooting someone in a car has been acquitted of first-degree murder under a state law that provides legal protection to homeowners who defend themselves.
But a legislator says the 1985 law — known as the “Make My Day” law — may have been misinterpreted by the jury.
Gary Lee Hill, 24, faced charges in the 2004 killing of 19-year-old John David Knott, who along with three others had assaulted Hill in his home.
Hill was accused of firing a shot into a car that Knott was driving. Knott crashed into a house and died from a single gunshot wound to the back, authorities said.