65-year-old Victor Santana has been charged with multiple counts of murder and felonious assault.

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge says a man facing trial for fatally shooting two teens he discovered in his garage cannot use the state’s new “stand your ground” defense at his upcoming trial.

Authorities say 65-year-old Victor Santana killed 17-year-old Devin Henderson and 17-year-old Javier Harrison in August 2019 when he found them smoking marijuana in a vehicle in his detached garage.

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He’s been charged with multiple counts of murder and felonious assault.

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The Dayton Daily News reports Santana’s attorney proposed jury instructions asking Montgomery County Judge Timothy O’Connell to tell jurors about the new law.

O’Connell denied the request this week.

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