In addition, if his apparent lack of remorse and suggestions that the killing was an execution are accurate, I would advocate that he receive the maximum allowable sentence for manslaughter.
In the end, howwever, the victim was not innocent and the circumstances do not support a charge of Second Degree Murder.
Also, I think the fact that the woman lied about being pregnant is irrelevant. She told him she was - he should have gone on that assumption until it was proved otherwise. Personally, I think the guy was an animal. She was running away. If he wanted to prevent her coming back to do it again, he should have fired a few shots into the air to let them know he had a gun (although that isn't working out so well for Marissa Alexander). Either way, if she was running away, and he shot her in the back, he's a reprehensible bastard who deserves anything that is coming to him.
Originally Posted by ChomskyOriginally Posted by OrphanSlug
Except that, iirc, sharia requires some sort of a judge or other jurist and testifying witnesses etc.
So, I guess I see your point.
You're really just advocating that we mete out corporal punishment to our fellow citizens on an ad hoc basis to help fight crime.
This is actually much different.
Why is it that we're not each already authorized to do as you suggest?
Is it because we have become a nation of pussies?
If we had all 300 million of us dishing out justice like this, crime would be gone in a couple of weeks, yes?
I may be wrong.
Evenso, I will repeat, if the 80yo was still able to grab a gun and chase people into an alley and then shoot and drag a body back to his property, it's murder. He wasn't "beaten" as he claims, and was instead insulted and vengeful, not self-defensive or in immediate danger.
jallman: "It's all good. At least you have a thick skin and can take being poked fun back at without crying. "
Here's your ammo
CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE TITLE 8. OF CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON CHAPTER 1. HOMICIDE SECTION 187-199
What should Greer be charged with?
What circumstances make the homicide justifiable?
I may be wrong.