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Man who brought illegal gun to drug deal can’t claim self-defense (access required)

A Charleston County man who brought a loaded, unlawfully possessed pistol to an illicit drug deal was properly denied a jury instruction on self-defense at his murder trial after he shot and killed one of the counterparties, a closely divided South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled. Jalann Williams testified that he fronted an acquaintance the money ...

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