Eleven times over the last three years Steven Nary has come to court to stand trial for murder. Eleven times, Nary has seen the date fade into one continuance after another.

This week, after more than three years in jail, two changes in defense counsel and the crumbling of an apparent plea deal, Nary is finally facing trial for a murder he admits he committed. He claims that it was self-defense, and that he had no choice.