CRIMINAL LAW § B
EXAM NO. ________
Consider the following description of the events which occurred last December in
Beaumont, Texas, resulting in the shooting death of Justin Slider:
“According to defendant Lonnie Brown, on the day in question, he drove his golf
cart over to Justin Slider’s and Chasity Stone’s mobile home to talk to them about
one of their pit bull dogs getting loose and chasing another resident of the mobile
At the time, Brown carried a handgun concealed in the waistband of
his pants as was his habit.
Brown had a concealed handgun permit and had been
carrying a handgun for protection while on the premises of his mobile home and
Upon arriving at Slider’s and Stone’s home, Brown testified he was
attacked by one of Slider’s pit bull dogs, bitten twice, and was forced to shoot the
dog to end the attack.
Seconds later, Stone exited the home, angrily grabbed
Brown by the arms and shouted, ‘You son of a b* * * *, you shot my dog.
You shot my dog[.]’
Brown pushed Stone off him, at which point
she turned her attention to the dog lying on the ground.
“Shortly after that, Slider came ‘flying out of the trailer,’ and stated to Brown,
‘You shot my dog, you son of a b* * * *.
You shot my dog. . . .
I’m going to kill
you. . . .
You shot Precious.
I’m going to kill you.’
Brown proceeded to describe
his confrontation with Slider as follows:
[Slider] come flying out of the trailer, rushed out, and grabbed
me and started hitting me in the head.
When he come off that trailer, he
had his fist back and he hit me.
And I ducked down.
I backed up, but
there was a car there.
I backed up against the car and I put my hands up – I
had the gun – still had the gun in my hand.
I put my hands up to keep him
from hitting me in the face.
And he hit me.
I bent down and he hit me in
the top of the head.
It seemed like every time he hit me he was saying,
‘I’m going to kill you, you son of a b* * * *.
You killed my dog.
going to kill you.’
And so – I mean, he came at you like what?
that to the jury.