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Post Falls man sentenced after allegedly "standing ground" in a killing | North Idaho News



Post Falls man, William C. Carlson, who was originally sentenced to ten years in prison, will spend less than a year behind Kootenai County bars.


In Nov., Carlson plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter as part of a plea agreement.


Carlson was charged Oct. 20, 2018, in the shooting of 24-year-old Tyler S. Liles.


Carlson told police Liles, who allegedly in an aggressive manner, approached him in his driveway.


Carlson allegedly told Liles he would "stand his ground," which is a law that has been established in Idaho giving residents a right to use lethal force in the case of a threat.


Carlson reportedly fired one shot into Liles' chest, killing him.


This week, Judge Scott Wayman suspended Carlson's sentence and he now faces 364 days in jail and five years of probation.

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