yeah it's a slippery slope. Old man can say "I feared for my life" and could easily walk, given the right jury.
He's an old man with bad heart. This guy is 28 with drug arrests. However, the old man's statements will probably get him jail. "I feared for my life" and "lawyer" should be the only 2 things the old man said.
Instead, he gets himself 20 years with that braggadocio bullshite.
I doubt it, the guy has a prior of pulling a gun on a meter reader and made regular complaints about children playing in front of the house, couple that with the fact neighbours and police seen him as the local crazy, things aren't looking good for this guy. Check out the case of Donny Aaron who was on a MMA show called "CAGED" and ran a MMA GYM. He was in a similar situation where he arrived at his fathers home to find a strange car in his driveway that was just leaving and he didn't recognise the man, so he followed the guy up the road, the man then pulled over and supposedly yelled at Donny when questioned about who he was and what he was doing at his fathers house, he then supposedly made threatening gestures at which point Donny shot him dead. Donny tried all the I was scared bullshit, it didn't work, he is currently serving 5 years for negligent homicide.http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx?xmldoc=In%20LACO%2020110112194.xml