Tree Branch as A Deadly Weapon

Today’s Post of the Day is prompted by the news report of a murder conviction out of Tennessee this week, in a case that involved the self-defense elements of innocence, proportionality, and a tree branch used as a deadly weapon. (It also touches on the issue of “soft” versus “hard” stand-your-ground, but we’ll cover that in our next Post of the Day.) The defendant in this case, 21-year-old Clois Ray Adkins (featured image), had gained …

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