Jury Says “NO” to Byron Smith’s Self Defense

self defenseHere in a small town in Minnesota, Byron Smith was found guilty of murder for killing two young people who broke into his home on Thanksgiving day last year.  He claimed self defense because he has a right to defend himself in his home and use deadly force—even killing someone to protect himself.  It’s sometimes called the Castle

Killing Someone in Your House—OK as Self Defense?

In Minnesota today, a man named Byron Smith is on trial for first degree murder of two young people that he shot and killed in his home.  Will he be found Not Guilty because of Self Defense?http://www.startribune.com/local/256712781.htmlIMG_1698

I don’t think so.

Here are the basic facts:  Byron Smith is an elderly man who lives alone in …