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    Re: Burglar's family awarded $300,000 in wrongful death suit

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    And the grand jury didn't find probable cause. But the civil jury did....
    which means...no murder charges.

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    Re: Burglar's family awarded $300,000 in wrongful death suit

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Apparently not if one is a suspected burglar trapped in a shed. Then they are presumed guilty and executed on the spot.
    kinda tough to dodge the whole guilty/not guilty thing huh?

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    Re: Burglar's family awarded $300,000 in wrongful death suit

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    I hope the story spreads to discourage business owners from behaving like thugs. Congratulations to them. Instead of being out a couple hundred bucks for a car stereo or two, they're out $260k. Clearly that was a wise decision they made.

    Also, bean bag guns? Seriously?
    The ability of some to defend to serial thieves.... Oh, really...
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    Re: Burglar's family awarded $300,000 in wrongful death suit

    Don't know if this issue has been addressed or not but what's the likelihood of the family of the deceased collecting the loot?

    I know OJ moved to Florida to avoid payment of his civil suit.
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    Re: Burglar's family awarded $300,000 in wrongful death suit

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Apparently not if one is a suspected burglar trapped in a shed. Then they are presumed guilty and executed on the spot.
    Suspected burglar? Trapped? You make it seem like this guy was the victim. How about the people he hurt with his drug habit? What about the fact that he committed burglary while armed with several knives?

    I really can't relate to this train of thought, that somehow the victim of a crime must wait to be attacked and even run away from a burglar. It's truly ridiculous.
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    Re: Burglar's family awarded $300,000 in wrongful death suit

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Yep, and I'm sure that VM and Oscar would agree that OJ wasn't guilty of murder.

    Bottom line is that these guys killed someone when they didn't have to and they are paying the price. They got off easy. Meanwhile there's a three-year-old girl who's going to grow up without a father.
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    Re: Burglar's family awarded $300,000 in wrongful death suit

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    The ability of some to defend to serial thieves.... Oh, really...
    Do you support the death penalty for theft?

    Because that's essentially what you're doing.
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    Re: Burglar's family awarded $300,000 in wrongful death suit

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    Sometimes no father is better than a piece of **** father.
    This post is horrible in about a dozen different ways and I bet you're not aware of any of them.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Burglar's family awarded $300,000 in wrongful death suit

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    No, lawyers are notorious for kicking scientists off of juries.
    You made an excellent point that is a flaw in jury selection which I can't stand. Sometimes I wish that being at least 80 percentile with respect to IQ was necessary to get on a jury.
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    Re: Burglar's family awarded $300,000 in wrongful death suit

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Maybe he does. Maybe he's in there loading his gun, which for some reason he brought unloaded and stowed in such a way that he couldn't get to it without secreting himself in a closet. So what? If you see the door start to open you can still blow him away before he has a chance to fire, let alone aim and fire.
    Here's a simple question for you. If a robbery resulted in either the suspect or victim losing their life, who would you choose?
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