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Man can’t avoid trial using ‘stand your ground’

Published: Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 10:15 a.m. CST

IOWA CITY — A judge has ruled that a man accused in a deadly shooting on Iowa City’s pedestrian mall cannot avoid trial using Iowa’s new “stand your ground” law as a defense. Sixth Judicial District Judge Paul Miller ruled Friday that 23-year-old Lamar Wilson’s case must first be heard by a jury. Wilson is charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and intimidation with a dangerous weapon in connection with an Aug. 27 shooting that killed one man and injured two others.