New trial for Del. man who had knife in own home
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of carrying a concealed weapon in his own home.
William Griffin was arrested in 2010 by Wilmington police responding to a domestic disturbance.
The justices ruled this week that Griffin's constitutional right to bear arms authorized him to have a knife in his pants while at home, but that he could be prosecuted for a concealed weapon if he lied to police about it.
Griffin says he told police the knife was in his pant leg, but police say he told them it was in the basement.
The court said if Griffin told police the knife was in his pants, he can't be convicted for having a concealed weapon, but that the jury never decided that issue.