Posted on · Garnet Coleman sits down with Morning Edition Host David Pitman to talk about why he thinks the state's "stand your ground" law should be changed. Rep. Coleman sponsored a bill this past session to roll back changes that lawmakers passed in 2007, but the bill never made it out of committee. In this interview, Coleman explains what he thinks it will take for lawmakers to seriously consider limiting stand your ground provisions to protecting one's home.
Posted on · Raul Rodriquez said Texas' "stand your ground" law gave him the right to use deadly force two years ago when he shot and killed his neighbor. The jury didn't agree and convicted Rodriquez of murder two weeks ago. KUHF's Bill Stamps was in the courtroom as Rodriquez learned how much time he'll spend behind bars for his crime.
Posted on · After a two week break, jurors are back in court today in the sentencing phase of a man convicted of shooting his neighbor in 2010. It's a case that some observers say is testing the state's "Stand Your Ground" law. Bill Stamps has the latest from the criminal courthouse downtown.
Posted on · Jurors will continue hearing testimony in the punishment phase in the trial of a man who shot his neighbor later this month, but in the meantime, gun rights advocates say the Castle Doctrine here in Texas is working.
Posted on · Testimony continues today in the sentencing phase of Raul Rodriquez. Wednesday a jury convicted Rodriquez of killing his neighbor back in 2010. Rodriquez claimed self defense and using the Castle Doctrine.
Posted on · In the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida, one Houston lawmaker wants to change the law that allows people to use deadly force to protect themselves without trying to run away.
Posted on · With the controversy over the Trayvon Martin case in Florida still swirling, we thought we'd ask a local law professor to explain the differences between the "Castle Doctrine" here in Texas and "Stand Your Ground" in Florida.