Trial Begins in US for White Man Who Shot Black Teen Who Went to Wrong House

Posted on AllSides August 31st, 2023
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In a case that has ignited national debates surrounding gun policies and race, a judge in Missouri has ruled that an 84-year-old white homeowner must stand trial for shooting and seriously injuring a Black teenager. The incident occurred on April 13 when 17-year-old Ralph Yarl mistakenly went to Andrew Lester’s house instead of picking up his younger brothers. Clay County Judge Louis Angles made the ruling after a preliminary hearing, during which multiple witnesses, including Yarl himself, testified. Lester, a retired aircraft mechanic, is facing charges of first-degree assault and...

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