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Trial of Green Beret in Killing to Test Limits of ‘Make My Day’ Law | Military.com

Trial of Green Beret in Killing to Test Limits of ‘Make My Day’ Law | Military.com

A former Army Green Beret crossed the line into vigilantism when he shot an intruder three times in the back in his detached garage, prosecutors charged Wednesday at a trial expected to test the limits of Colorado’s “make my day” law.

Michael Joseph Galvin, 35, faces a single count of negligent homicide in the Nov. 3, 2015, killing of Robert Carrigan on the city’s west side. If convicted, he could face up to three years in prison.

According to Galvin’s defense attorneys, who said he served for 12 years in an Army Special Forces unit, he is guilty of little more than trying to protect himself, his wife and their two young children.

Source: Trial of Green Beret in Killing to Test Limits of ‘Make My Day’ Law | Military.com