April 10, 2008
Even though the man had been previously acquitted of murder charges under Colorado’s Make My Day law, he can still be sued for the Colorado Springs wrongful death.
The Colorado wrongful death lawsuit stems from the man shooting another individual outside of his home.
Under the Colorado’s Make My Day Law, the man was legally allowed to use deadly force against an intruder to defend himself. However in the Colorado Springs wrongful death lawsuit, a jury has to decide if the man shooting was deliberate or in self-defense.