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Murder charge leveled against Texas man after altercation

When caught in a fearful and difficult situation, some individuals may act harshly or without thinking. Though people may feel that the particular details of an event warranted the action they took, they could still end up facing legal issues. In particular, a person may have believed that he or she was acting in self-defense but could still end up facing charges for murder.

One man in Florida is currently facing such a scenario. Reports stated that the man and another individual had been involved in an altercation in which the other person attempted to assault the man. After that incident, the second man's body was reportedly located by police, and a sword was nearby. Witnesses stated that they saw the man chasing his reported attacker with a sword in the homeless camp where both men were apparently living.

The incident resulted in the man being taken into custody and being charged with second-degree murder. He claims that he was acting in self-defense due to the other man's attempted assault. At the time of the report, the man was still in custody, and no bond had been set.

Murder charges are among the most serious allegations that a person could face. Therefore, the man involved in this situation will undoubtedly want to make sure that he follows the best legal paths for his case. In order to determine what those routes may be, he could find it useful to gain reliable information from local Florida legal resources if he believes it could help with his predicament.

Source: New York Daily News, "Man arrested in sword killing claims self-defense", Minyvonne Burke, Nov. 27, 2017

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