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Deadly force

DENVER — The Colorado Supreme Court upheld the dismissal of a second-degree murder charge against a man who shot and killed a person who had been sleeping in the basement of his apartment building. The basement qualifies as part of the defendant’s dwelling, satisfying a requirement of the state’s so-called “Make My Day” law, which provides immunity to an individual who uses deadly physical force under certain conditions.

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