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Nashville attorney's license suspended after he offers advice to battered woman on how to make murder look like self-defense

Added 01-25-21 12:13:02am EST - “A Nashville attorney's license has been suspended for four years after he posted advice on Facebook about how to make murder look like self-defense. He contends it was sarcastic and was never meant literally.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Nashville attorney’s license suspended after he offers advice to battered woman on how to make murder look like self-defense”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A Nashville attorney’s license has been suspended for four years after he posted advice on Facebook about how to make murder look like self-defense.

The attorney, Winston Bradshaw Sitton, was commenting on the 2017 post of a Facebook friend he had never met in person, according to court documents obtained by ABC News. The woman, describing a volatile breakup in which she felt harassed, expressed the need to carry a gun and wondered “aloud” on the post whether she needed a permit.

“The problem is that if you pull your gun, you must use it,” he wrote, according to the Friday filing in the Supreme Court of Tennessee. “I am afraid that, with your volatile relationship with your baby’s daddy, you will kill your ex – your son’s father. Better to get a taser or a canister of tear gas. Effective but not deadly. If you get a shotgun, fill the first couple rounds with rock salt, the second couple with bird shot, then load for bear.”

“If you want to kill him, then lure him into your house and claim he broke in with intent to do you bodily harm and that you feared for your life,” he wrote. “Even with the new stand your ground law, the castle doctrine is a far safer basis for use of deadly force.”

The woman’s ex-boyfriend got wind of the posts and the attorney’s comments, even though she had at the attorney’s suggestion deleted the entire post. He showed it to authorities, who took action.

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