- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) - Court records show a Klamath County man charged with murder has filed a federal lawsuit in which he admits the killing, but says it wouldn’t have happened if authorities had more quickly intervened.

Timathy Taylor states in the lawsuit that 77-year-old Fay Roy Knight threatened and harassed him prior to the shooting. Taylor says he called 911 for help, got no response and took the matter into his own hands.

The 40-year-old man says he has the right to protect himself and believes his arrest for doing so violates his rights.

The Herald and News reports (https://is.gd/ku2EOF ) that Knight was killed in May near Bonanza.

Taylor seeks $30 million for pain, suffering, and mental anguish. Defendants include the county, the state, the local jail and the sheriff.

Taylor’s being held without bail. His next court date in Sept. 20.

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Information from: Herald and News, https://www.heraldandnews.com


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