Madison County crossbow slaying suspect motions for ‘Stand Your Ground’ hearing

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Tennessee man charged with murder has motioned for a “Stand Your Ground” hearing.

Troy Wright is accused in the crossbow shooting death of his uncle, Anqualo House, on January 3, 2015.

In April, District Judge Schuyler H. Richardson granted Wright a bond reduction, lowering his $75,000 bond to $30,000. In arguing for the bond reduction, Wright’s attorney, Bruce Gardner, told the court it was “far from a ‘typical’ murder case.”

Court records go on to state that “there was considerable evidence that the alleged victim had that evening threatened to kill the defendant and had a butcher knife held to the defendant’s throat.”

Gardner further argued that “there is considerable evidence that, at the time of the alleged killing, the defendant was acting in self-defense, or in defense of another.”

The case has been bound over a Madison County grand jury for review since March 2015. Wright also filed a motion for a status hearing.