- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 6, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) - Fulton County prosecutors say a woman who tried using the “stand your ground” law as defense in a fatal 2009 shooting has been convicted of murder.

District Attorney’s spokeswoman Yvette Jones said Tuesday that 32-year-old Shakeithia Wheeler was convicted in the death of 28-year-old Charles Roberson.

Prosecutors say Wheeler was trying to intervene in an argument between her brother and a man outside a southwest Atlanta apartment complex and came outside with a gun.

Authorities say the first shot Wheeler fired grazed a woman who was standing nearby, and Wheeler fired a second shot when the argument escalated. Roberson was shot in his head.

Wheeler argued she and her brother were in danger, witnesses said Wheeler was the aggressor. Wheeler was also charged with aggravated assault and weapons offenses.


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