In 1986, Stacy Barker killed a man who was trying to rape her. She had been gang raped before and was terrified it was happening again. Her first trial had a hung jury. At her second trial, her court-appointed attorney did not allow her to testify. She was convicted of Murder I, and sentenced to Life. Her case later changed Michigan law, allowing women to require a judge to give proper instructions to a jury allowing that a woman has a right to use deadly force to prevent a sexual assault. However, the change in law was not retroactive and did not affect Stacy Barker’s case. She won a new trial in 2001, and pled to second degree.