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Texas ‘stand your ground’ shooter headed to prison

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A Texas man convicted of shooting and killing his unarmed neighbor during a dispute over loud music received a 40-year prison sentence on Wednesday.

Raul Rodriguez, 47, faced a minimum of five years and a maximum of life in prison. He claimed he shot schoolteacher Kelly Danaher in self-defense under Texas' version of the "stand your ground" law.

But prosecutors argued Rodriguez provoked the incident by confronting Danaher, 36, and his friends with a handgun and demanding they quiet down at a late-night birthday party in May 2010.

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What could possibly go wrong with a law named for people with too much testosterone or alcohol in them, and a gun in their hand, to embrace?

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You can't provoke a confrontation & then claim self-defense. He should have stayed inside his home & kept calling the police until they came. Idiots like this are the reason gun laws are diminishing.

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