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Stand Your Ground

A Florida appeals court denied a convicted murder's habeas corpus petition because the theory that an amended "Stand Your Ground" statute applies retroactively had not been established by law at the time of his appeal. He cannot blame his counsel for failing to raise that defense.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A Florida appeals court denied a convicted murder's habeas corpus petition because the theory that an amended "Stand Your Ground" statute applies retroactively had not been established by law at the time of his appeal. He cannot blame his counsel for failing to raise that defense.

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