Trial Canceled in ‘Stand Your Ground’ Shooting Case

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - An assault case, expected to go to trial this week, was suddenly dismissed after the state could not disprove the 'stand your ground' defense.
29 year old Steven Hannah's charge was dropped yesterday after he had been behind bars, awaiting trial for over 15 months.
Hannah was arrested last year after he reported to the Alaska State Troopers that he had 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 for use of deadly force in self-defense at their homes and workplaces.
Stay tuned when we speak to officials about what that law means for this case, and for Alaskans.