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June 18th, 2012
Audio: Study suggests Castle Doctrine increases homicides

by ERA SUNDAR

States that embrace so-called Castle Doctrine laws experience a 7 to 9 percent increase in overall homicides, according to a new Texas A&M University study. ERA SUNDAR of KUT News reports on whether Texas’ law is living up to its intended purpose.

ERA SUNDAR reports for KUT News where this story originally aired. It is rebroadcast here through a news partnership between The Texas Tribune and the San Marcos Mercury.

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