Posted: May 21, 2012 8:31 AM by AP
Updated: May 21, 2012 8:32 AM
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A staff sergeant with the U.S. Air Force plans to claim justifiable homicide when he stands trial next month for manslaughter in the May 2010 shooting death of his wife's ex-husband.
Police say Jason and Twaila Rolls had been married for only a few hours when Michael Hall showed up at their Krotz Springs home.
According to police, the couple stated that Hall attacked both of them, pushing down Twaila Rolls as he made his way to Jason Rolls, who was resting on a couch in another room.
Rolls was arrested at the scene. A grand jury charged him a little less than a year later with manslaughter.
Rolls' attorney called the killing a clear case of self-defense.
The Advocate reports jury selection is scheduled to begin June 4.