(Scott Sonner for MSN News) – Reno — The idea that a person’s home is their castle and they have the right to kill trespassers has been widely accepted in the U.S. for more than a century.
But that broad legal premise has been put to the test in several states amid cases that stretched the boundaries of “stand your ground” self-defense laws.
The latest high-profile case is in Nevada, where a man is on trial on murder charges after opening fire on two trespassers — not in his home but at a vacant rental unit he owns.
In neighboring Utah, a man was hailed as a hero after he intervened in a would-be carjacking outside a grocery store, gunning down the suspect.
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