Thursday, November 5, 2015

#microstory "Imperfect self-defense"

"I thought he had a gun," said Ashton to the police officer who arrived on the scene.  Ashton sold cheap jewelry to people who didn't know any better.

A man showed up one day and demanded to see the Rolexes.  Ashton pulled out his gun and shot the man.

"I was defending my business and property," he said.

"He didn't have a gun," said the officer.  "And he just wanted to see the watches."

The DA brought the case before the grand jury, and the grand jury indicated him for 2nd degree murder on account of his acts being so far beyond the pale.

The NRA paid for Ashton's defense--his claim of self-defense--though it was more a case of imperfect self-defense if that. 

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