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Make My Day Law

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No Charges Against Homeowner Who Shot, Killed Intruder

No charges will be filed against a homeowner who shot a man at his house.

04/03/2014

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CU Student Shot After Walking Into Boulder Home Pleads Guilty

The University of Colorado graduate shot when she wandered into a Boulder home has pleaded guilty to first-degree trespassing in a deferred sentence.

10/10/2012

The Boulder County DA announced trespassing charges against Zoey Ripple in May 2012 after she allegedly was drunk when she walked into the home of two strangers in the middle of the night and awoke the couple while they were sleeping in their bedroom. The man in bed shot and injured the woman who police say was Ripple after she wouldn't identify herself when they asked her who she was. Ripple was charged after being discharged from the hospital. The homeowners faced no charges in the case.

Woman Shot After Wandering Into Boulder Home Formally Charged

The University of Colorado graduate shot when she wandered into a Boulder home is now charged with first-degree trespassing.

06/05/2012

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No Charges Against Boulder Homeowner Who Shot Intruder

The Boulder District Attorney will not file any charges against the homeowner who shot and wounded a woman who entered his home and would not leave.

05/24/2012

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Boulder Man Shoots Intruder Originally Thought To Be A Raccoon

A Boulder man shot an intruder who he claims walked into his home while he and his wife were asleep.

05/23/2012

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Make My Day Law For Business Advances In Colorado

Colorado takes pride in its Western entrepreneurial spirit — and that extends to the belief of some lawmakers that business owners should be able to use deadly force against anyone who tries to take what’s theirs.

02/03/2012

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DA: ‘Make My Day’ Law Applies In Stabbing Case

A woman who killed a man with a beer bottle following a fight in Fort Collins earlier this month will not face charges.

10/20/2011

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‘Make My Day’ Law Might Apply In Stabbing Case

Investigators in Fort Collins are trying to piece together the events that happened before a 20-year-old woman slashed her boyfriend’s throat with a beer bottle.

10/11/2011

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Man Arrested, Gets Lesson On Colorado’s ‘Make My Day’ Law

Federal Heights police arrested a man on felony menacing and reckless endangerment charges after pointing a handgun at a process server.

08/17/2011

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Deadly Shooting Could Fall Under ‘Make My Day’ Law

A late night shooting in a west Denver neighborhood left one man dead Friday night. The shooting is it a case of “Make My Day,” the law that gives homeowners the right to protect their property.

04/16/2011