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I Want My Lawyer

John Marshall, 52, had an ongoing dispute with his Lee County, Fla., neighbor, Ted Hubbell. It was bad enough that Marshall’s attorney, Robert Harris, had advised him to get a restraining order. A few days later, Marshall showed up in his lawyer’s office with several injuries. He told Harris that he had gotten into a scuffle with Hubbell. According to Marshall’s account, Hubbell had a gun that Marshall wrestled from him and then shot him. Marshall told Harris that he then put the body in the bed of his pickup and drove the 30 miles to Harris’ office — and the body was still in the truck, right outside. “They don’t teach you about this in law school. That’s for sure,” Harris said. “I believe we’ve handled ourselves correctly, but I’m a little in shock myself.” The police were called and Marshall turned himself in, but was released. “It’s the cleanest-cut case of self defense I’ve ever seen,” Harris said. (MS/Fort Myers News Press) ...Or a desperate attempt to use the carpool lane.
Original Publication Date: 15 March 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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