State Representative Proposing Jerome Ersland Act

Friday, January 21st 2011, 6:26 pm
By: News 9

News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- State Representative Randy Terrill has introduced the Jerome Ersland Act in response to the pharmacist's murder case.

If the act passes, it will expand the legal use of deadly force in self defense to include anyone in the act of armed robbery, as long as the deadly force occurs shortly after the robbery and on the property where the robbery happened.

Ersland is accused in the May 2009 shooting death of Antwun Parker.