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OK judge tosses out stand your ground defense in New Year's shooting of teen

Derek Morgan (Source KTUL) Derek Morgan (Source KTUL)

ROGERS COUNTY, OK (KSWO)- A judge in Oklahoma is tossing out the stand your ground defense in a case of a man shooting a teenager on New Year's Eve in Rogers county.

Derek Morgan, a Pryor man, shot and critically wounded a 14-year-old boy during New Year's Day prank last year.

The stand your ground law says you have the right to protect yourself or your family if you think your life is threatened.

The district attorney in the case said the teen was 85 feet away from the shooter when he was shot in the back.

"If there's no threat to you, then you don't have immunity,” explained Rogers County District Attorney Matt Ballard.

Ballard says he approves of people protecting themselves but does not believe that is the case in this shooting.

Now the prosecution for assault and battery with a deadly weapon will move forward.

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