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    Re: Homeowner in Renisha McBride's killing to face murder charges

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Driving drunk and/or stoned and crashing into a parked car makes you a victim? Why not seek help at/near the "accident" scene? Why wait two hours and go six blocks? Seeking help could amount to honking the horn or screaming for help.
    So you believe she should be shot in the face for being drunk and not taking the appropriate actions to seek help?
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    Re: Homeowner in Renisha McBride's killing to face murder charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Well the guy deserves to stand trial.

    I for one hope that this won't turn into another TM... with all the race-baiting loonies coming out of the woodwork.
    Manslaughter I can see, but not murder, from what I have read.

    The murder charge reeks of pandering to the protestors.
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    Re: Homeowner in Renisha McBride's killing to face murder charges

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Driving drunk and/or stoned and crashing into a parked car makes you a victim?
    I wouldn't think so. But where I come from, being shot dead while seeking help certainly does.
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    Re: Homeowner in Renisha McBride's killing to face murder charges

    He could go free with a high-priced lawyer willing to scream "castle doctrine".

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    Re: Homeowner in Renisha McBride's killing to face murder charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    He could go free with a high-priced lawyer willing to scream "castle doctrine".
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    Re: Homeowner in Renisha McBride's killing to face murder charges

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Manslaughter, yes, but murder? I just don't see it. Murder has to involve malice, and I don't see malice here. I do see manslaugher, but murder charges are ridiculous.
    What does everybody else think?

    Article is here.



    I agree. That young lady should still be alive, but charging the guy with murder is over the line.

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    Re: Homeowner in Renisha McBride's killing to face murder charges

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Rhymes with Mark O'Mara?
    I was thinking Geoffrey Fieger. It's a high-profile case, and that dude loves to get his name in the paper.

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    Re: Homeowner in Renisha McBride's killing to face murder charges

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Manslaughter, yes, but murder? I just don't see it. Murder has to involve malice, and I don't see malice here. I do see manslaugher, but murder charges are ridiculous. What does everybody else think?

    Article is here.
    How does shooting somebody in the back of the head not involve malice?

    edit: Hrm, this article says she was shot in the face. A different one I read said back of the head. Hooray for journalism.
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    Re: Homeowner in Renisha McBride's killing to face murder charges

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Driving drunk and/or stoned and crashing into a parked car makes you a victim? Why not seek help at/near the "accident" scene? Why wait two hours and go six blocks? Seeking help could amount to honking the horn or screaming for help.
    You answered your own question. She was drunk/stoned and not thinking clearly.

    Personally, I think it's good he was brought up on charges. There are definitely enough questions involved in what happened to warrant them. Regardless of her state of intoxication, it's pretty hard to argue that she was any sort of threat on the other side of a locked door. Murder charges do seem to be going a bit far, but it's probably a tactic to try to force a plea deal and avoid a high-profile, racially charged, expensive trial.
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    Re: Homeowner in Renisha McBride's killing to face murder charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    So you believe she should be shot in the face for being drunk and not taking the appropriate actions to seek help?
    No but paying home visits to complete strangers in the middle of the the night while drunk, high and bleeding is not the best of ideas.
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