COTW: Man Shoots Home Intruder, Charged with Murder, Accepts Manslaughter

This Case of the Week is on an interesting defense of dwelling situation out of Louisiana that illustrates both that the legal risks for use of force are never zero, no matter how favorable the law appears to be to the defender, and also why a defender with the law on their side might nevertheless agree to plea to a felony conviction with a multi-year sentence. Facts of the Case: Simple View The basic facts …

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