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Old November 28, 2012, 12:16 PM   #20
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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Originally Posted by Woody55
...In Texas, justification is all about your fear of being killed or badly hurt being reasonable. The Castle Doctrine says your fear is PRESUMED to be reasonable under certain circumstances - one of which is a break in to your home....
Presumptions are rebuttable.

Originally Posted by Woody55
...with the MN facts, I can't see how a judge would ever submit the Castle Doctrine facts to the jury for the actual killing of the girl. The guy wasn't afraid of anything....
See also the applicable Minnesota statute cited in post 5.
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