Originally Posted by jimpeel
Stand your ground laws can also ensnare the innocent.
This woman was being choked and threatened by her ex-husband, who had a restraining order against him, so she fired a shot into the ceiling to scare him off. She has been convicted for standing her ground. She is facing 25 years in prison....
 I'm curious why this case suggests that SYG laws can ensnare the innocent. The source material is short on hard facts and long on editorial comment, so I wonder exactly how the prosecution advanced its theory in court and how the defense handled things.
 I also wonder how this would have turned out differently under the prior law.
 But in any case, this illustrates that a SYG law is not a "get out of jail free" card.