I F-ing Loved Shane...he was very underrated at UM only because of that AA Stacked DL....But Jesus was he an animal....THIS is/was much, much sadder:
The late Shane Curry was born 53 years ago today. Curry played defensive end for the University of Miami from 1988 to 1990. He was a member of the 1989 national championship team and never lost a home game at the Orange Bowl. A native of Cincinnati, Curry originally began his college career at Georgia Tech in 1986. But when then Georgia Tech head coach Bill Curry left to take the head coaching job at Alabama, Shane Curry decided to transfer to Miami. During his UM career, he rotated at right defensive end with Willis Peguese. A fierce competitor, Curry was known for his high motor and relentless play. He played every down like it was his last. Curry was a key member of the 1989 UM defensive line that was arguably the most dominant in Canes football history, along with Greg Mark and defensive tackles Russell Maryland and Cortez Kennedy.
Curry was selected in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. After a fine rookie season, Curry returned to his hometown Cincinnati during the offseason. On the night of May 4th 1992, Curry left a Cincinnati night club and got into a heated argument in the parking lot over a blocked vehicle. The argument escalated and Curry was shot in the head by a 15-year-old boy. Shane Curry was 24 years old.
if he brings self defense, the burden then shifts to him tooLet’s not speculate until we have more facts. I have prosecuted and defended more than 30 cases through jury trial and every case is different and often swings one way or the other on just 1-2 facts out of the hundreds or thosands presented.
Just remember that self-defense is based on the Reasonable Person/Objective standard. It is not whether the accused was in reasonable fear of losing his/her life but rather would an ordinary person feel the same (its more complicated but that is basically it).
Once we know how he was approached and under what circumstances, we will have a pretty good idea of how a jury will perceive the facts.
Partially.if he brings self defense, the burden then shifts to him too