acesover wrote:The guy in North Whales shot the naked neighbor just outside his patio door,,,, about six times, the guy was drunk and went outside to take a leak, he went back to the worng house. I think it happened about four years back.
That's what I figured & would certainly take the shooting out of the defending yourself I
N your home concept of self defense. As far as I'm concerned, if you shoot someone IN
your home, I can't image a jury convicting you of anything?? (I don't know what New York could be thinking about by applying a test that says you must first try to escape the house??? You have a potential murderer in your home, & even if you are alone the mere act of trying to flee may get you killed! (I'm not saying some young, overzealous prosecutor may not CHARGE you with a crime, but I can't imagine a jury convicting you. If someone has a link to such a case I'd love to read it.)
Defending a neighbor's house would be much more problematical in that self defense would be thrown out the window & I can imagine many valid questions a prosecutor would ask/charge you with.
Anyway, the old adage that it's better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6 trumps all!