Есть комментарии по поводу конституционности такого решения, но окошко уже приоткрывается.
Теоретически это все в Миссури, т.е.:
A person who uses defensive force shall be presumed to have reasonably feared imminent death or great bodily harm, or the commission of a felony upon him or another or upon his dwelling, or against a vehicle which he was occupying, or against his business or place of employment or the immediate premises of such business or place of employment, if the person against whom the defensive force was used, was in the process of unlawfully and forcibly entering, or had unlawfully and forcibly entered, a dwelling, occupied vehicle, business, place of employment or the immediate premises thereof or if that person had unlawfully removed or was attempting to unlawfully remove another against the other person's will from that dwelling, occupied vehicle, business, place of employment or the immediate premises thereof and the person who used defensive force knew or had reason to believe that the forcible entry or unlawful and forcible act was occurring or had occurred. This presumption shall not apply if the person against whom defensive force was used has a right to be in or is a lawful resident or owner of the dwelling, vehicle, business, place of employment or the immediate premises thereof or is the lawful resident or owner of the dwelling, vehicle, business, place of employment or the immediate premises thereof or if the person who uses defensive force is engaged in unlawful activity or if the person is a law enforcement officer engaged in the performance of his official duties.
А практически Сент-Луис еще и независимый город. Т.е. во что выльется история на пересечении конституции, законов штата и городского толкования - не знает никто. Проблема в том, то castle doctrine ранее была такой окончательной, фактической бумажкой, броней, при которой швондеры не могли даже подойти к двери. Самый факт оспаривания уже раскалывает доктринальную броню, а в условиях прецедентного права делает опору на нее весьма рисковой стратегией в приниципе.