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Thursday, 6 June 2013

Insane 'Stand Your Ground' Law Frees Man Who Shot Wife's Lover

"As trial approaches for the man who generated national controversy over Stand Your Ground laws when he shot dead 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on a Florida street, a jury has acquitted another man under Florida's controversial law, after he shot dead a man he caught having sex with his wife.

Ralph Wald, a 70-year-old Vietnam veteran, walked into his home around midnight, and less than ten seconds later, fired three shots at Walter Conley, according to ABC News."*

A man was acquitted of murder after citing the "stand your ground" law when shooting a man he knew to be his wife's ex after he caught them having sex. Should the shooter have been acquitted, or is this yet another example of a law that needs reform? Cenk Uygur, Cara Santa Maria, and Jimmy Dore discuss.

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