11.16.2007

Horrific

This is an 8 minute 911 call. (Video is irrelevant.) The story behind this here. What a crazy case. Your average Texan who kills someone for theft is normally in pretty good shape regardless of what the technical laws are. But when this guy left his house to go shoot two burglars of his neighbor, I considered him a killer. But, the one fact that may save his skin, is his after-shooting-statement that the guys were coming into his yard and "I had no choice." He, amazingly, may have a defense in trying to stop a burglary of a neighbor, but he may have a better self-defense claim to save him. Credit: MzChief

11 comments:

House of R & R said...

I kinda think the guy did a good deed by protecting anyone from being robbed.

v for vendetta said...

Ha! There's not a grand jury in the state that would hand down an indictment on this guy. I think the fact that he's 70 will play in his favor too. Hmmm, let's think about this from a juror's perspective. A poor elderly man (with superior scattergun skills) against 2 'Ricans in their 30's. No bill!!

I would have re-loaded if I caught someone coming out of my neighbor's house. Thieves are the lowest form of humankind.

House of R & R said...

We are still waiting on the People Eating Grass story......

Shane Rollins said...

Did he honestly say, "since september first"?

Anonymous said...

R&R, I don't think Barry wants to post the grass story because attorneys are not used to receiving tooo much praise, BARRY is tooo humble!! Also Barry, I would'nt let anybody know about that "like new" ElCamino that all you attorneys were posing with today either. What a nice birthday present!! You Wise county attorneys are going to ruin your bad reputation by being sooooo nice!!

Anonymous said...

That 8 minutes seemed like an eternity. I don't blame the guy one bit, and I bet the whole neighborhood is grateful to him. The man was doing what he was supposed to do by calling 911, and then the cops are treating him like the criminal! I know it had to be a very scary situation to come upon as a policeman and I can't imagine what they or the man were feeling.

I still say kudos to the indivudual for stopping those thugs!

Anonymous said...

I totally understand his frustration and don't blame him a bit. I also understand the cops side of it.. you can't have vengilantes doing the killing... but it worked in the 1800's pretty well. Hope the grand jury no bills this guy...... he has enough to live with without prison time...

Anonymous said...

He is a killer. I might think that he was just protecting someone from being robbed but as soon as he saw them he wanted to go get his gun. Good for him he called the police to help his neighbors. He told the officer on the phone he wasnt got to let them go he was going to shoot them. I also have a problem with him shooting both of them because I am sure that the second guy he shot would have stopped knowing that the old man just shot his friend and he wasnt going to get away.

Anonymous said...

9:59 you're an idiot.

"I also have a problem with him shooting both of them because I am sure that the second guy he shot would have stopped knowing that the old man just shot his friend and he wasnt going to get away."

Like hell he was going to stop. They brought this on them selves. Get a job and don't steal and you won't get shot. Two less loser in the world.

Denney Crane said...

9:59 AM

You said, "He is a killer." and you are exactly correct.

All mankind have been killers since the beginning of time...all of us, in one form or another, are killers. Some of us feel guilty about it and others do not...

We are killers if:

we let our fellow man starve.
we let our fellow man die due to a lack on penicillin on hand.
we support or are complacent towards abortion or the death penalty.
we support(ed) our Civil War, WW I or WW II in any way.
we support police officers or our armed forces carrying guns and weapons.
we believe we have the right to protect our freedom.

I am a killer. I choose not to be a victim or someone's slave. I will die a killer, even if I never pull the trigger. Don't kid yourself, complacency kills... just slower...

Anonymous said...

I say elect him.