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Texas man gets 40 years in stand-your-ground case

 Raul Rodriguez weeps in the beginning of his trial at Harris County Criminal Courthouse on Monday, June 25, 2012, in Houston. Relatives of Rodriguez,...

Stand Your Ground Texas

Raul Rodriguez weeps in the beginning of his trial at Harris County Criminal Courthouse on Monday, June 25, 2012, in Houston. Relatives of Rodriguez,...

A Texas man who argued that the state's version of a stand-your-ground law allowed him to fatally shoot a neighbor after an argument about a noisy party has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for murder.
A Houston jury sentenced Raul Rodriguez on Wednesday in the killing of 36-year-old Kelly Danaher.
Rodriguez is heard in a video of the incident saying he feared for his life and was standing his ground. His defense attorneys argued the retired firefighter acted in self-defense.
But prosecutors say the 46-year-old Rodriguez was the aggressor, noting he took a gun when he went to complain about Danaher's 2010 party.
A Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin, in February is relying on a stand-your-ground law for his defense.


Updated : 2021-01-21 10:45 GMT+08:00