Castle Doctrine Cases Across the Nation: Law Supports Oklahoma Mom Who Killed Home Invader | Alaska Dispatch | Patrik Jonsson | 1/5/12

The Christian Science Monitor reports that the following residents were cleared of wrongdoing after using deadly force to protect their home/ themselves:

  • Sarah McKinley, the Oklahoma mom who shot and killed an intruder after asking a 911 operator if it was okay to shoot
  •  Carl Wooley, Jr., a Pennsylvania man who killed a romantic rival with a bow and arrow, after the rival had left a message saying he was going to kill Wooley.
  • A South Carolina woman who shot Gregory Wells, a homeless person squatting in an empty rental home.

And the expansion of such laws continue. Washington State is currently debating whether or not to add a castle doctrine law, North Carolina just expanded its law to include vehicles, and Pennsylvania last year expanded its law to include porches.

For full article see, Law supports Oklahoma mom who killed home invader | Alaska Dispatch.


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