Because they feel their grief should substitute for the rule of law. Friends ask for charges after woman killed Sunday
According to an arrest affidavit, her husband, Scott Smith, 45, told 911 dispatchers that his wife “tried to kill him with a butcher knife” and that he shot her in self-defense. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Scott Smith on suspicion of first-degree murder at the scene, but he was released late last week when prosecutors said they lacked enough evidence to pursue a criminal case.
They can't charge him, just because you are sad. And if there was any chance that the DA could convict, even in the face of evidence that was in his favor, I feel sure they would prosecute. DAs absolutely HATE self-defense. Individual action and individual responsibility? Where would the state be if THAT took hold?
Self-defense is a human-right, even if you don't like that.