Case Being Dismissed Against St. Louis Couple Who Armed Themselves Against Protesters

On June 28, lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey armed themselves outside of their St. Louis home in response to a group of protesters that broke the gate to the private street on their way to Mayor Lyda Krewson’s house. Since then, state Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner filed a lawsuit against the couple and had them charged with one felony count each of Unlawful Use of a Weapon – Flourishing. Now, Missouri attorney general Eric Schmitt is dismissing the case.

The case has gained national attention - Missouri maintains a castle doctrine law that allows for residents to respond to intruders with . . .

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