Trial canceled in ‘Stand Your Ground’ shooting case

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - An assault case expected to go to trial this week was suddenly dismissed after state attorneys decided they could not overcome the defendant's claims under Alaska's 'stand your ground' law.
Prosecutors dropped 29-year-old Steven Hannah's charge yesterday, after he had been behind bars awaiting trial for more than 15 months.
Hannah was arrested last year after he told Alaska State Troopers he shot his neighbor.
He told officials at the time it was because the neighbor was "coming at me."
The stand your ground law provides people strong protections in their homes and workplaces for use of deadly force in self-defense.
In the coming days, we'll speak to officials about what the 'stand your ground' law means for this case, and for Alaskans in general.