The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review an unusual case in which a man convicted of robbery claims he should have been allowed to claim self-defense. Edward Kevin DeGreat's attorneys have already persuaded the Colorado Court of Appeals that he has the right to claim self-defense. In 2015, the appeals court sent the case back to Arapahoe County District Court for a new trial. The Colorado Attorney General's Office appealed the decision to the state high court, contending that DeGreat was properly convicted and sentenced to prison. DeGreat is currently being held in the Bent County Correctional Facility, where he is serving a 24-year prison sentence for witness tampering in connection to the robbery case. DeGreat and the Metro Taxi driver, Ioan Feier, give different versions of what happened late at night on May 14, 2008, when the driver arrived at the suspect's home on Colfax Avenue. DeGreat claims he told the taxi driver that he was $2 short of the $14.35 taxi fare and gave the driver his identification until he returned with the rest of the money. He said that the taxi driver locked the door, so he climbed over the seat to get out through a back… Read full this story
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