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Laws on use of deadly force in home depend on state; Legal standard for self-defense in Minnesota higher than in North Dakota

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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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