On November 18, 2007, Kenneth Batchelor's worst nightmare came true. At 1:00 AM, after informing Mr. Batchelor that he was "coming to get" him, Clements appeared on the Batchelor lawn tearing his shirt off. Mr. Batchelor watched the spectacle from his upstairs window. He armed himself with the only gun available, a shotgun. "I had the shotgun to deter him from going any further. I thought of putting a shot in the air, but I didn’t intend to aim a shot at him," Mr. Batchelor later testified.
Clements responded "I’ll get my gun out before you can raise them barrels." Clements quickly began to scale scaffolding erected outside the home to the window. Bursting through the window, Clements attacked Batchelor. A blast was fired from the shotgun, striking Clements. Clements ran a short distance and was found dead.
Kenneth Batchelor was charged with murder. This attack on a human life occured in Kent, UK. The case would go before a jury. On March 11, 2009, Kenneth Batchelor was unanimously acquitted of all charges. After the verdict, Judge Jeremy Carey declared "No one should draw any conclusions of a general kind on this case. This defendant has been acquitted of the charge of murder, each case depends upon its own merits."
I'll draw a conclusion Judge Carey. It seems the British people understand the right to self preservation far better than does the British legal system.