Shotgun Booby-Trap: Just Don’t

The notion of booby-traps has been around for as long as human beings have wanted to secure their unattended stuff against unlawful taking. Indeed, although we didn’t spend much time in law school studying use-of-force law generally, some of our memorable case discussion involved the use of deadly-force booby-traps in defense of property specifically. Now out of Illinois we have a case of a man who was tried, and convicted, of murder because a shotgun …

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