State v. Bryant

Seth A. Blum

Case Conclusion Date:August 15, 2001

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Outcome:Murder dismissed. Ms. Bryant plead to a drug charge for which there was overwhelming evidence.

Description:Sheila Bryant, an admitted small-time drug dealer, shot and killed a man as he approached her front door. She faced a murder charge. We were able to convince the prosecutor that the shooting was in self-defense. The victim angry that Ms. Bryant had provided low quality drugs, had smashed Ms. Bryant's windshield and threatened her with severe bodily injury as he approached her screen door.