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    Re: Man claims self-defense in fatal shooting of a neighbor

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    UPDATE: A jury just convicted him of murder. He decided that he was going to be the law, and now the law is going to own him for most of, if not the rest of, his life. He wanted justice enough to take the law into his own hands and murder his neighbor, so now he got justice, and he is going where he belongs. Let this be a lesson to other would be vigilantes. End of story.
    Here's the link to the news of the jury verdict:

    Jury finds retired firefighter guilty in ‘stand your ground’ murder trial | khou.com Houston

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    Re: Man claims self-defense in fatal shooting of a neighbor

    Quote Originally Posted by dolphinocean View Post
    Man Claims Self Defense in Fatal Shooting of Neighbor | ABC News Blogs - Yahoo!



    Sounds like this guy is setting up a case of self-defense based on fearing for his life and "stand your ground". He took a gun to his neigbor's driveway with his camera while telling the police dispatcher on his cell phone that he is fearing for his life and standing his ground before the shooting.

    Did he shoot and kill his neighbor, an elementary school teacher, and wounded two others in self-defense? What do you think?
    I think he walked over to his neighbor's house with a gun.
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    Re: Man claims self-defense in fatal shooting of a neighbor

    Now, if you want to compare this to Zimmerman's case, go ahead. Do you think the prosecutor's closing argument in this case is a good one for the prosecutor in Zimmerman case to use?

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    Re: Man claims self-defense in fatal shooting of a neighbor

    Quote Originally Posted by dolphinocean View Post
    Man Claims Self Defense in Fatal Shooting of Neighbor | ABC News Blogs - Yahoo!



    Sounds like this guy is setting up a case of self-defense based on fearing for his life and "stand your ground". He took a gun to his neigbor's driveway with his camera while telling the police dispatcher on his cell phone that he is fearing for his life and standing his ground before the shooting.

    Did he shoot and kill his neighbor, an elementary school teacher, and wounded two others in self-defense? What do you think?
    Another case of why open carry should not be legal. This man had no business walking over there with a gun: that put's everybody else into "stand your ground" mode and it puts the man with the gun into a "premeditated" state; intent on doing harm . . . He's guilty of murder in my view.
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    Re: Man claims self-defense in fatal shooting of a neighbor

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Another case of why open carry should not be legal. This man had no business walking over there with a gun: that put's everybody else into "stand your ground" mode and it puts the man with the gun into a "premeditated" state; intent on doing harm . . . He's guilty of murder in my view.
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    Re: Man claims self-defense in fatal shooting of a neighbor

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    OK, I understand what you are saying, but the modification of the law has nothing to do with stand your ground. Basically, what happened here is that the guy saw all the news reports on the Zimmerman case, and thought he could get away with using stand your ground here in Houston.
    bwahahaha. you sell him a time machine or something?

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    Re: Man claims self-defense in fatal shooting of a neighbor

    Quote Originally Posted by Aberration View Post
    Open Carry does not apply to private property.


    The news story said that the shooter was on his neighbors property (or the sidewalk) at the time, so an argument against open carry can apply.
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