‘Stand your ground’ at center of hearing

Published: Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 09:22 AM.

“My personal opinion, that’s a daily thing,” answered Silcox. “They are their everyday self.”

She went on to say that anytime she had stopped by the apartment, morning, noon or night, there is always beer around. In his statements to police, Dunham had reported drinking beer during the evening.

The trial, originally scheduled for May of this year was rescheduled to July, and then continued to September after an unexpected motion was filed before the hearing.

On Jan. 4, Butler was analyzed by Dr. Michael T. D’ Errico, Ph.D., who determined Butler’s IQ level to be 81.

According to a notice of intent to rely on a mental health defense other than insanity, Butler’s IQ falls near the upper limit of the borderline range of intellectual functioning.

These findings will be used along with the “Stand Your Ground” law to state that Butler only shot Gant to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself and that he is entitled to immunity from arrest and prosecution.

The IQ analysis will also be used to explain the behavior and actions after the shooting.



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