Skip to comments.Missouri | Defender with Knife Not Guilty of Murder
Posted on 03/24/2018 5:52:37 PM PDT by marktwain
On November 29 of 2016, in St. Louis, Missouri, Terrell McDaniel, 36, was attacked by Robert Collins, 44. Collins was intoxicated and attacked McDaniel with a milk crate. During the affray, McDaniels defended himself with a knife, stabbing Collins numerous times. Collins died at the scene. From stltoday.com:
According to his lawyer, Joe Whitener, McDaniel told the jury he feared for his life during a street fight. Collins was intoxicated and belligerent when he asked McDaniel for drugs, and McDaniel refused. Collins then tried to attack McDaniel with a Prairie Farms milk crate, Whitener said, and McDaniel stabbed Collins several times, including in the heart.
He was afraid and he feared that he was going to be beat up very badly, Whitener said.
Missouri's self-defense law, expanded in 2016, says a person has a right to defend one's self against an attack without a duty to retreat if someone reasonably perceives threat of deadly force.
That was the argument Whitener said he made to the jury.
The jury saw that what Terrell did was reasonable and that he was defending himself, he said. Robert started the fight, and Terrell did what he had to do to survive.
McDaniel was on probation for drug possession charges at the time of the killing.
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It is important that black people know they can get a fair shake at trial.
Don’t bring a Prairie Farms milk crate to knife fight.
Make a note.
He should have never been charged from the sound of it. JMHO.
A victory for self defense, but I wonder whether a white guy would have been as fortunate.
Hey, it’s another Trayvon case.
See? This is exactly why no one needs an AR15 for self defense! Just use a knife! Duh!
The defender was black, so it’s OK. Zimmerman was a “light skinned Hispanic”, however. Almost white. No self defense allowed.
It would be nice to see one FR thread on self defense without a racial comment. Everyone has a right to self defense.
They made it about skin color; the Left-wing media, not us. If Michael Brown was white, or Trayvon Martin, do you really think they would have made it a big deal?
Oh, wow. Those are the worst. Highest caliber milk crate available.
Yeah, but what color was the victim? Black? Then it means nothing.
Yep. I conceal carry one.
16 quart/ 4 gallon capacity is more than anyone needs for hunting.
Yep, Zero Tolerance 350 in the right front pocket, Sig P229 in .40 on the left hip. I’m too old and ornery to take on milk crates.
On more formal occasions, I carry a Benchmade Axis Flipper and a P229 Equinox :o)
Luckily I’ve never had to use the milk crate.
Yup, and they’re kinda hard to conceal.
>> “He should have never been charged from the sound of it.” <<
That is the salient point.
This is one reason I think law that disarm people just because they've been to prison are wrong. All creatures have a God given right to self-defense.
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