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Attorney using Stand Your Ground Law to defend shooting suspect

The attorney for a man accused of killing an Auburn University football player expects the case will end, before it goes to trial, based on Stand Your Ground Laws.

Defendant, Markale Hart was supposed to have his immunity hearing, but some of the witnesses expected to testify did not receive their subpoenas in time.

Hart's attorney is confident the case will never make it to trial after the judge hears testimony from four witnesses who claim Hart was acting in self defense.

 Hart is charged with murdering Auburn University football player Jakell Mitchell, just before Christmas in 2014.

Investigators say Mitchell got into an argument with Hart's friend, Tyrone Rowe, leading to Mitchell and Hart exchanging gunfire.

Hart's Defense Attorney, Jerry Blevins told News Leader Nine, "Mr. Mitchell followed them downstairs armed with a weapon and confronted Mr. Rowe and my client in the park lot and pointed the weapon at Mr. Rowe and my client and fired the first shot." 
Meanwhile, Jakell's father says his son is the clear victim, whose promising life was cut short by violence.
The immunity hearing has been pushed to May 31st.

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