Court to review menacing case against developer


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's highest court has agreed to hear Tuscaloosa developer Stan Pate's appeal of a misdemeanor menacing conviction.

The conviction stems from a 2009 argument in which prosecutors say Pate pulled a shotgun.

The Tuscaloosa News reports ( that the Alabama Supreme Court will review lower court rulings in his case as they relate to gun and property rights.

Pate said Wednesday that he believes in the rights of property owners to defend their property.

Pate was arrested on the misdemeanor menacing charge a week after a Sept. 30, 2009, dispute between him and the general manager of the Santa Fe Cattle Co. restaurant, which had permanently closed a few days earlier.


Information from: The Tuscaloosa News,

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