September 16, 2019

Ep 84: Justifiable Homicide or Murder?

In March 2018, police officers in Oskaloosa, Iowa, responded to a call of a fight in progress. When they arrived, 24-year-old Luke Van Hemert explained that he and his friend had gotten into a physical confrontation with three college basketball players, after a minor traffic accident. He made it seem like no big deal, but investigators would soon learn that one of the basketball players had been stabbed to death.

At trial, the suspect claimed self-defense, but what would the evidence say?

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