Police-Involved Shooting of Stabbing Suspect Sparks Family’s Self-Defense Claims in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois – A stabbing suspect was fatally shot by police on Monday night in a confrontation on the city’s West Side. The suspect, identified as Tracey Watson, reportedly attempted to stab a man in South Austin when the deadly altercation occurred. According to Chicago police, the incident unfolded on South Cicero Avenue around 11 … Read more

Self-Defense Claim in Summit County Road Rage Murder Trial Sparks Controversy

Summit County, Ohio – New developments emerged on Monday regarding a tragic case of road rage that turned deadly. The individual facing murder charges, Dacerrei Kinard, is asserting that the incident was an act of self-defense. According to Summit County’s medical examiner, Dr. Robert Shott, George Jensen succumbed to a gunshot wound to the back. … Read more

Prosecutor Declines Charges in Shooting Death of Jericho Home Improvements Owner: Self-Defense Case Details Revealed

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker has announced that no charges will be filed in the shooting death of John Bartrom, the founder of Jericho Home Improvements. The decision stems from the belief that the incident was an act of self-defense, as indicated by the evidence gathered in consultation with police … Read more

Murder Trial Reveals Allegations of Self-Defense in St. Charles County

St. Charles, Missouri – Albert “AJ” Cassella, 40, is on trial for the first-degree murder and domestic assault charges related to the death of his wife, Amanda Pearson, in their rural Lincoln County home. Cassella claimed that he accidentally strangled his wife in self-defense after she allegedly pointed a gun at him. However, prosecutors argued … Read more

Gay Man Allegedly Targeted in Fatal Tampa Shooting, Accused Shooter Claims Self-Defense

TAMPA, Fla. – The death of John Walter Lay, known as “Walt,” has left friends and loved ones demanding justice, believing he was targeted for being gay in a tragic incident at West Dog Park on Feb. 2. Lay’s accused shooter, Gerald Declan Radford, claims self-defense, but those close to Lay insist that he was … Read more

Gay Man Targeted in Fatal Tampa Shooting Claims Self-Defense, Friends Speak Out

TAMPA, Fla. – A shooting at West Dog Park in Tampa has left the community shaken, with friends of the victim, John Walter Lay, alleging that he was targeted for being gay. The accused shooter, Gerald Declan Radford, claims self-defense, but loved ones of Lay dispute this, insisting that he was deliberately singled out. Friends … Read more

Alley Self-Defense Shooting Leads to Arrest of Phoenix Man

Phoenix, Arizona – A tragic incident unfolded in a Phoenix alley as 22-year-old Andrew Anthony Ormsby allegedly shot and killed another man, 22-year-old Roy Orozco. Ormsby claims the shooting was an act of self-defense, citing an argument that escalated between the two men in an alley near 27th Avenue and Campbell on February 22. According … Read more

Not Guilty Verdict in Orange City Man’s Trial for Killing Deltona Teen in Self-Defense

Deland, Florida – An Orange City man, Markland Roberts, was acquitted by a jury of manslaughter charges in the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Deltona High School student, Xyrus Zelaya. Roberts, 46, was also acquitted of attempted manslaughter in the shooting of another youth, Jacob Hope. The jury’s verdict was delivered after deliberation that lasted close … Read more

Man confesses self-defense stemming from alleged gang-related situation at Christchurch housing complex

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – Motu Smith, a man accused of murdering a former gang member at a Christchurch housing complex, admitted to a part of the fatal attack when he spoke to the police. He claimed that he “chose to stay alive” when the other man “raged out” at him after taking meth. Smith is … Read more