This isn’t your grandfather’s “Fast and Furious.” CBS reports that Limestone County native, Kenny Adams, was charged with one count of murder after Adams stabbed his cousin, Yancy Foster, during a fight over two Fast and Furious DVDs.
The judge hearing the case had until Monday to decide whether or not the fatal stabbing fell under the state’s Stand Your Ground laws.
According to CBS, Adams assaulted his cousin, Yancy Foster, on December 31, 2012. The stabbing took place in Foster’s bedroom, and stemmed from Adams loaning out two Fast and Furious DVDs to his cousin. On Friday, the judge for the case heard the defendant’s motion to drop the indictment for murder, as Adams claimed he was acting in self-defense and therefore immune to prosecution by a provision in the Alabama Criminal Code.
Adams’ attorney laid out the scene: On December 31, Adams was invited into Foster’s mobile home, where Foster called Adams into his bedroom and promptly put Adams into a headlock. When Foster’s father, Ron, arrived, he told Yancy to let go. Yancy did not, and Adams ended up stabbing and killing his cousin.
Ron Foster, who took the stand on Monday during the hearing , told the court that he witnessed the two tussle, and watched as Adams pulled out the knife and stabbed Yancy. He also said that there was preexisting bad blood between the Fosters and Adams, as there had been at least one verbal confrontation over DVDs prior to the stabbing.
The prosecution took a “no harm, no foul” stance — since Yancy’s headlock on Adams showed no signs of serious physical injury, SYG didn’t apply to the stabbing.
Also testifying Monday were two Limestone County Sheriff’s Investigators. The investigators said that Adams had initially told them that Foster fell on the knife, and that he had disposed of the weapon in a forested creek. The murder weapon was eventually discovered under a lawnmower at Adams’ mother’s Limestone County home.
On Monday, the judge ruled that since Adams failed to meet the burden of proof to gain immunity under Section 13A-3-12(d) of the Alabama Criminal Code, and his motion for immunity was denied.
His trial began on Monday.
You can watch the video below, courtesy of the local CBS affiliate.