A Castle Doctrine (also known as a Castle Law or a Defense of Habitation Law) is an American legal doctrine arising from English Common Law<1> that designates one's place of residence (or, in some states, any place legally occupied, such as one's car or place of work) as a place in which one enjoys protection from illegal trespassing and violent attack. It then goes on to give a person the legal right to use deadly force to defend that place (his "castle"), and any other innocent persons legally inside it, from violent attack or an intrusion which may lead to violent attack. In a legal context, therefore, use of deadly force which actually results in death may be defended as justifiable homicide under the Castle Doctrine.
Of course, your mileage may vary with driving habits, terrain and weather conditions.
54. If they kick the door in, then none of that matters.
Why would a diabetic kick my door down? Why would an Alzheirmer patient kick my door in? Why would a daughter's boyfriend kick the door in? You seem to forget about the violent entry part of the equation. If someone kicks my door in then I don't have the time to ask them why. But if it is just some guy knocking on the door then I can call the police as long as he is outside.
4. Does not sound justified to me, but I was not there either.
The incident report stated that no weapon was found on or around the body of Hicks after he was shot.
Amanda Hicks said she didn't believe her father was presenting an imminent danger to the neighbor or his wife.
"I've read up on (the Castle Doctrine). I've read the whole thing. I've analyzed it," she said. "And what I get from it is that you can protect yourself (with deadly force) if it's either your life or their life."
The responding deputy arrived as Horn fired and the deputy said that the burglars had started to come at Horn. And they weren't "alleged" burglars, they were burglars. Further, Texas law is different from Missouri law.
22. I think much is going to turn upon daddy's little girl's conduct......
and whether or not the daughter, Amanda Hicks, actually made the type of calls that are being alleged.
However, the biggest question would be whether the suspect reasonably believed he needed to use deadly force, he said.
According to the police incident report, the suspect's wife "made several spontaneous statements that Rex's daughter, Amanda Hicks, had called her several times and told her that Rex was going to come over and kill them."
If she did make those calls, then the daughter may have to come to terms with the fact that her behavior likely cost her father his life........
Just put the leg of lamb in the oven, cooking it with mint and apple juice: it should be out around four-thirty. The older grand-children will be going off to spend easter money, and the youngest is down for her nap, so we will have the house to ourselves for a bit, which is always pleasant.
The small increment of amusement you are adding is welcome, though hardly necessary....
If a woman physically assaults a man, what are his options? Maybe I am just too Neanderthal but it would seem to me if some woman comes up to someone and starts slapping and hitting them, they are asking for a fight. Are you saying they should just suffer the abuse until she gets "it" out of her system?
"If you're looking for trouble, I'll accommodate you. Otherwise, leave it alone."
46. Please enlighten me on where the partner of the man who was killed
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 02:00 PM by 1monster
physically attacked the killer or his wife. I've read the article twice now, and perhaps may have misinterperted something, but I read the woman confronted her neighbors about money owed to her and that she was beaten by the killer and his wife. Not that the woman had physically attacked them.
Please point out where I misunderstood what I read or another link that states she attacked them.
"What an incredibly sexist piece of garbage that line is. No woman looks for(as in wants) a man to beat her!"
I suppose in all cases then you are still correct, even if she is the assailant she doesn't want the man to beat her.
I don't know what happened. It may have started as a cat fight and then husbands and boyfriends got involved. The husband and wife may have been beating up the other woman, I sure don't have a clue. But if she went over there spoiling for a fight, she has no bitch coming if she got one.
56. Getting involved in domestic disputes is the number one cop killer.
NEVER, ever, personally go the home of a fighting couple while the fight is going on. If need be call the cops and let them handle it. On the face of it this doesn't sound like self-defense, but there could be other factors.
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