Thursday, July 7, 2011

Former District Attorney Throws His Support Behind Michael Lindsey

Lynda Pearson added photos to Police Dept. evidence photos .

Photo's of Mike Lindsey after attack.

On Sunday,  July 27th, 2008, at 2:00 in the morning, Mike Lindsey, was just getting ready to retire to bed, when he heard a commotion coming down the street, and when he stepped out to see what the problem was, he was violently attacked by a neighbor, suffering 2 broken ribs, 2 partially collapsed lungs, and over 50 stitches in his face, due to a beer bottle that was broken over his head, and then ground into his face, including the eye area.

Fearing for his life, he ran back into his home, and grabbed the first thing he saw to protect himself, a kitchen knife that was laying on the counter.  With his contacts knocked out by the beer bottle, Mike looked outside and saw his attacker with his arm around his roomate, and fearing for his life, and the life of his roommate, he stabbed his attacker once to disable him.

This is clearly self-defense under the "Castle Doctrine", and the Constitution of the United States.  The Castle Doctrine is a legal doctrine, that defines your place of residence, or any place legally occupied, such as your car, your home, your place of employment, or a park, as a place where you are free to enjoy protection from illegal trespassing and violent attack.  It gives you the legal right to use deadly force to defend that place (Your Castle), and any other innocent person legally there, from violent attack or intrusion, which may lead to violent attack.  Therefore, use of deadly force which actually results in death may be defended as justifiable homicide.

David Clark, who ran as a Republican, and served as District Attorney for 8 years in the 20th Judicial District, in Rankin and Madison County says, "I'm a very strong believer in the Castle Doctrine.

When ask what he thought about what was happening to Mike Lindsey in Rankin County, he replied, "I think that a man came on his property, and committed a felony, with assault, with intent to commit serious bodily harm, and that Mike Lindsey came out of his house with a knife, to protect himself, and that is why he stabbed the man."

When Mike refused to sign a plea bargain, the court amended the indictment to life in prison, and Because of the fear that has been instilled in him, because of the threat of a life sentence, Mike agreed to a Best Interest Plea, which does not admit guilt, but throws himself on the mercy of the judge. 

 When I ask David Clark if he thought this case should go to court, he said, "I think it was wrong for the police to ever arrest him in the first place."

 "I'm planning on being at court Monday morning.  I am not Mike's attorney, and will not be participating in anyway, other than a show of support", says David.  

David Clark is currently retired from his position as District Attorney and is now practicing as a private lawyer.

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