Arguments and altercations can occur for any number of reasons. Furthermore, accounts of such events can differ from person to person, which is one reason it is important that all sides are heard. Should an incident escalate to a physical assault or other situation where authorities may be needed, police should conduct a thorough investigation to ensure that someone does not become unjustly punished for a serious crime, such as murder.
A teenager in Colorado could be hoping that evidence does not become stacked against him after he was taken into custody in association with a fatal stabbing. According to reports, a 34-year-old man was stabbed several times inside a home and later died at an area hospital from the wounds. The alleged victim’s name was not released and the relation to the suspect is not clear, but it is suspected to have been a family disturbance.
Neighbors stated that they often heard fighting coming from the home, though it was not reported what the altercation in question had been about. At this time, the 17-year-old suspect is facing charges of first-degree homicide. If he is convicted of such a crime, the young man could face severe penalties.
It is important, however, for the suspect to give his account of the events that took place and what role — if any — he played in them. If he was involved, it is possible that he was acting in self-defense as a disagreement escalated. Whatever the circumstances, being suspected of murder is not a situation to be taken lightly, and the accused may wish to prepare for his case by discussing his options with a knowledgeable third party and learning about relevant Colorado laws and criminal proceedings. Having such information could point him toward the best path to prepare and present a meaningful criminal defense,
Source: gazette.com, One dead in central Colorado Springs stabbing, Andrea Sinclair and Matt Steiner, Oct. 14, 2013