Explaining South Carolina’s Stand Your Ground laws (video)

A trial for an Irmo man accused of killing his…

A trial for an Irmo man accused of killing his wife and friend is putting the spotlight on South Carolina’s stand your ground law.

Brett Parker is accused of killing his wife Tammy and his friend Bryan Capnerhurst on April 13, 2012. But his attorney is now claiming self-defense has now filed a motion claiming Parker acted under South Carolina’s Protection of Persons and Property Act, commonly known as a “stand your ground law.”

News19 spoke with University of South Carolina law professor Ken Gaines, an expert on the stand your ground laws.

Source: Dakarai Turner for WLTX

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