Self-Defense

In some cases of assault and murder, the defendant claims they had no choice but to act to protect themselves or others.


Splitscreen of Courtney Clenney and her attorney.
Courtney Clenney Booking Photo/Sabrina Puglisi
Courtney Clenney and Christian Obumseli (left) Michael Haggard (right)
Chrystul Kizer is escorted into court
Screenshot of Courtney Clenney and Christian Obumseli arguing.
Sabrina Puglisi
Booking photos of Ryan Lindler Jr and Ryan Lindler Sr.
Hannah Payne stands in court during sentencing
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Hannah Payne cries in court
A woman testified in court
Chanley Painter walks with Hannah Payne's attorney
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Hannah Payne testifies in court
Hannah Payne testifies in court
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Teaunna McCranny testifies
a woman cries on the witness stand
Hannah Payne sits in court