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Prosecution: Defense can’t argue self-defense in fatal 2016 stabbing

CLARKSBURG — The state contends a man charged with murder in a fatal Clarksburg stabbing shouldn’t be permitted to argue self-defense.

When John Thomas III used deadly force against victim Roy Horton, Thomas didn’t believe Horton “was about to inflict death or serious bodily harm on him,” Assistant Prosecutor Andrea Roberts asserts.

She cites statements by the 57-year-old Thomas as well as a police interview of him.

Thomas is set for trial the week of June 5 on a murder charge, with Judge Chris McCarthy presiding. The sides will argue pretrial issues at a pretrial hearing next Friday.

In the interview recorded by police, Thomas said Horton “grabbed him by the back of the neck, and then (Thomas) states ‘I turned around and jilted him with it. I said, ‘man, you don’t live here,'” according to Roberts.

According to Thomas, Horton then said, “You stuck me,” Roberts asserts.

Thomas said Horton then came at him again

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Prosecution: Defense can’t argue self-defense in fatal 2016 stabbing …

CLARKSBURG — The state contends that a man charged with murder in a fatal Clarksburg stabbing shouldn’t be permitted to argue self-defense.

When John Thomas III used deadly force against victim Roy Horton, Thomas didn’t believe Horton “was about to inflict death or serious bodily harm on him,” Harrison Assistant Prosecutor Andrea Roberts asserts.

She cites statements by the 57-year-old Thomas, as well as a police interview of him.

Thomas is set for trial the week of June 5 on a murder charge, with Judge Chris McCarthy presiding. The sides will argue pretrial issues at a hearing next Friday.

In the interview recorded by police, Thomas said Horton “grabbed him by the back of the neck, and then (Thomas) states, ‘I turned around and jilted him with it. I said, ‘Man, you don’t live here,’” according to Roberts.

According to Thomas, Horton then said, “You stuck me,” Roberts asserts.

Thomas said Horton then came at him

Read more at: https://www.theet.com/news/free/prosecution-defense-can-t-argue-self-defense-in-fatal-stabbing/article_7b4d05b1-d03d-5abb-8123-7ee1899b7d9f.html

Defense attorneys argue self-defense in deadly Princeton shooting

PRINCETON, KY –

Attorneys representing the man accused of fatally shooting a Caldwell County High School student in Princeton last month say their client shot in self-defense. 

Deshaun Palmer‘s attorneys say he shot 15-year-old De’Aryn Hamilton in self-defense. Palmer is charged with murder and of possessing a handgun as a convicted felon.

Hamilton’s parents sat in the courtroom on Monday as a detective explained how Palmer became the suspect in their son’s death.

“At the emergency room, I actually spoke to a couple of people who identified Deshaun Palmer,” said Princeton Police Detective Trent Fox.  

During the hearing, Fox said he matched Palmer’s car to the description of an Oldsmobile people reported seeing in the Princeton neighborhood where the shooting happened. That’s when police headed to Palmer’s hometown, Madisonville, and talked to his grandparents.

“I actually asked the

Read more at: http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/story/34678319/defense-attorneys-argue-self-defense-in-deadly-princeton-shooting

Defense attorneys argue self-defense in deadly Princeton shootin …

PRINCETON, KY –

Attorneys representing the man accused of fatally shooting a Caldwell County High School student in Princeton last month say their client shot in self-defense. 

Deshaun Palmer‘s attorneys say he shot 15-year-old De’Aryn Hamilton in self-defense. Palmer is charged with murder and of possessing a handgun as a convicted felon.

Hamilton’s parents sat in the courtroom on Monday as a detective explained how Palmer became the suspect in their son’s death.

“At the emergency room, I actually spoke to a couple of people who identified Deshaun Palmer,” said Princeton Police Detective Trent Fox.  

During the hearing, Fox said he matched Palmer’s car to the description of an Oldsmobile people reported seeing in the Princeton neighborhood where the shooting happened. That’s when police headed to Palmer’s hometown, Madisonville, and talked to his grandparents.

“I actually asked the

Read more at: http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/story/34678319/defense-attorneys-argue-self-defense-in-deadly-princeton-shooting