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A case of self-defense? Minn., ND differ in justifiable deadly force in home invasions

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MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Minnesota law and court precedent have established an objective standard for when the use of deadly force is justified as self-defense, said Clay County Attorney Brian Melton.

But Joe Parise, managing attorney for the 7th District public defender office in Moorhead, said deciding whether an action is done in self-defense or retaliation often comes down to a subjective call.

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