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originally posted by: Kryties
a reply to: HomerinNCe
You must have missed the numerous posts where we have said that the teens were doing the wrong thing, no question and the homeowner had the right to defend himself according to law. But you seem to be ignoring the part where the owner went far beyond the law and executed the teens after he had incapacitated them.
He broke the law and he should be punished for it. Period.
originally posted by: lightedhype
a reply to: FlyersFan
Today I am discusted with my fellow ATS members. This is murder your imbociles. Plain and simple first degree murder. Say the cops plan a drug deal sting and instead of arresting the criminal they simply ambush him and shoot him on first sight when he walls in to the sting? Youall would be screaming murderous pig cops.
Yet when some sick old #in man does it wooohoooo MURICA. The criminals were 'armed with their youth' LMFAO did I really just read that on ATS?? I guess everytime I go out in public I should do so with my hands clasped behind my back as I am armed with youthn Want to see a movie? I am sorry sir you cannot enter the theatre today as you see you are armed with youth. LMAO this olsd man was armed with a GUN. These kids were not. And where are the details about how the break ins were 'increasingly violent'???
You realize that was a quote from.the defense attorney right?
This would NEVER go to trial in Minnesota unless the prosecution and judge knew damn well the old guy was guilty of murder and he is.
“He didn’t want to bother them on Thanksgiving,” Assistant State Prosecutor Kurt Wartner said Monday, the first day of Smith’s trial on two counts of first-degree premeditated murder.
originally posted by: DerbyGawker
a reply to: TDawgRex
I believe his actions according to what little information there is indicate he wasn't worried about his safety and was more concerned with the nuisance and proving a point.
originally posted by: TDawgRex
Defending yourself, or your "stuff" is really a grey area in a heated moment. Was the guy stressed out. Yes he was and rightfully so.
originally posted by: FlyersFan
originally posted by: spirited75
The 65 year old retired man cares. He's on trial for murder protecting himself.
The lesson to teen criminals ...
Break into an older mans home on Thanksgiving ... and you won't live to eat the turkey.
originally posted by: daskakik
The video survailance from 4 cameras fed into the workshop and if I remember correctly he knew they were coming before they broke into the house.
I think that is going to be important to the jury although it seems to have been ignored in this thread.