More Videos

16-year-old murder suspect pleads not guilty in April shooting outside of church 1:33

16-year-old murder suspect pleads not guilty in April shooting outside of church

Woman remembers shooting victim, calls for end to gun violence 1:50

Woman remembers shooting victim, calls for end to gun violence

Watch: Fight breaks out on scene of deadly shooting near Fourth Avenue 1:00

Watch: Fight breaks out on scene of deadly shooting near Fourth Avenue

Ex-Harris County deputy testifies during pre-trial hearing in aggravated sodomy case 3:17

Ex-Harris County deputy testifies during pre-trial hearing in aggravated sodomy case

Attorney: Hearing for murder suspect accused of shooting man outside of church went as expected  1:04

Attorney: Hearing for murder suspect accused of shooting man outside of church went as expected

Large crowd gathers outside 35th Street after fatal shooting 0:12

Large crowd gathers outside 35th Street after fatal shooting

'This is not your father's trade school' was the message at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon 1:50

"This is not your father's trade school" was the message at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon

Columbus, Phenix City weather for August 23 from WRBL's Bob Jeswald 2:18

Columbus, Phenix City weather for August 23 from WRBL's Bob Jeswald

Construction of massive project in downtown Columbus moving forward. 1:32

Construction of massive project in downtown Columbus moving forward.

Answers to solar eclipse questions you're too embarrassed to ask 0:41

Answers to solar eclipse questions you're too embarrassed to ask

  • How far can you go to protect yourself?

    What some call the “castle doctrine” is ensconced in the law: If someone breaks or is breaking into your home, you can shoot them, legally, as long as you “reasonably” believe such force is required to stop the “unlawful entry into or attack upon a habitation.” Outside such a dwelling, killing to defend yourself or others gets trickier. These are excerpts from a recent interview with Steve Craft, chief assistant public defender for the six-county Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit.

What some call the “castle doctrine” is ensconced in the law: If someone breaks or is breaking into your home, you can shoot them, legally, as long as you “reasonably” believe such force is required to stop the “unlawful entry into or attack upon a habitation.” Outside such a dwelling, killing to defend yourself or others gets trickier. These are excerpts from a recent interview with Steve Craft, chief assistant public defender for the six-county Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit. Mike Haskey mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com
What some call the “castle doctrine” is ensconced in the law: If someone breaks or is breaking into your home, you can shoot them, legally, as long as you “reasonably” believe such force is required to stop the “unlawful entry into or attack upon a habitation.” Outside such a dwelling, killing to defend yourself or others gets trickier. These are excerpts from a recent interview with Steve Craft, chief assistant public defender for the six-county Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit. Mike Haskey mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com

Columbus man kills home intruder in self-defense, police say

August 08, 2017 7:21 AM