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The Lancaster man charged last year in the killing of a former professional baseball player had his motion for self defense dismissed this week.
Derrick McIlwain, 38, appeared before Circuit Court Judge Brooks Goldsmith in General Sessions court on Thursday, March 21, to see if he could avoid prosecution on the grounds of the “Castle Doctrine.”
That law justifies use of deadly force when a person feels his or her life is threatened.
McIlwain is charged with murder for the Feb. 7, 2012, shooting death of Danny Clyburn Jr.
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