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Some Muslim Women Are Taking Self-Defense Into Their Own Hands

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Diren Dede, a 17-year-old German exchange student, was fatally shot in the head and arm when he entered the garage of Markus Kaarma in Missoula, Mont., on April 27. Kaarma said it was self-defense, but a Montana jury recently found him guilty of deliberate homicide. Oliver Hardt/Getty Images hide caption

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Montana Shooter Found Guilty Despite State's 'Castle Doctrine'

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German student Diren Dede was fatally shot after he entered the garage of Markus Kaarma in Montana last month. Dede was on a one-year high school exchange program to the U.S. Oliver Hardt/Getty Images hide caption

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Invoking 'Castle Doctrine,' Mont. Man Pleads Not Guilty In Teen's Death

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