Self-Defense Immunity: DENIED!: February 13, 2020

An Alabama woman kills her rapist in self-defense only to find herself indicted for his murder.  Fortunately for her, Alabama provides for immunity from criminal prosecution for people who use force in lawful self-defense. Unfortunately for her, the judge responsible for deciding whether the woman qualifies for this immunity has decided she does not—so off to trial for murder she goes. Is this the criminal system further victimizing an already brutalized victim?  Isn’t this precisely …

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