January 10, 2022 |

The Wyoming Legislature passed “Stand Your Ground’’ legislation in 2018. Then-Governor Matt Mead allowed it to become law without his signature. It has been used successfully as a defense strategy since then. The Wyoming Supreme Court has not only upheld a person’s right not to retreat when threatened, it issued protocols on how court cases are to proceed when a person is using stand your ground as a defense.

Carbon County Republican Party Chairman Joey Correnti IV, who is charged by county prosecutors with reckless endangerment stemming from a domestic disturbance last fall, used the strategy last week during his preliminary hearing in circuit court where he entered a plea of not guilty. Cali O’Hare has more.

Photo courtesy Joey Correnti IV.

Editor’s note: The incident took place on October 7, 2021, not October 13th as first reported in this story.


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