The "Castle Doctrine" results in the reversal of a murder conviction.

We had previously blogged about a legal issue called the "castle doctrine" - a doctrine that has developed over the years concerning what a person can or cannot do when their home (aka their "castle") is invaded by an intruder.  See our November 16, 2010 blog. This past week, the Cuyahoga County Court of Appeals reversed a murder conviction on this very issue.   See the Plain Dealer story here.    The Court's opinion is here.   The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's office claims for now that they will seek review by the Ohio Supreme Court.   It looks like at least the Cuyahoga County Court of Appeals is willing to give some strength to the purpose behind the Castle Doctrine.   Stay tuned for more info as this issue (and this very case) develops.