No “Make-My-Day” Immunity for Colorado Woman Who Killed Estranged Boyfriend

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Hey folks, A Colorado judge denied immunity under the state’s “Make My Day” law to a woman charged with 1st degree murder. The defendant, Marla Abling, has been charged with first degree murder for the strangulation killing of her estranged boyfriend, Rory Alba.

The couple had a history of alleged domestic violence, and Abling had obtained a temporary restraining order that forbid Alba from going to Abling’s apartment. Despite this, Alba was in Abling’s apartment when she killed him.

For my complete post, check out Legal Insurrection here:

No “Make-My-Day” Immunity for Colorado Woman Who Killed Estranged Boyfriend

–Andrew, @LawSelfDefense


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