Valdez then walked next door and stabbed his 51-year-old uncle Ricky Hargrove. When Valdez left Ricky's house and began walking back toward William's house, Ricky pursued him with a shotgun. Ricky shot and killed Valdez in William's driveway with two blasts of the shotgun.
The district attorney sent the case to a grand jury to determine whether Ricky should go to trial or whether the shooting was justified. The jury decided that it was a case of self-defense because Ricky reasonably feared for his own life and that of his 14-year-old daughter.
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|Title Annotation:||EXERCISING THE RIGHT; Ricky Hargrove saves his daughter and himself from drug abused niece|
|Publication:||The New American|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Sep 18, 2006|
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