posted on Aug, 7 2018 @ 06:43 PM
Last year, the small town I live in saw it's first "murder" in... ever?
Long story short...new family moves in, they're not exactly on the up and up. Their teenage son has a feud with a neighbours teenage son. It comes to
blows one night. New family's teenage son goes home and his step-father has been drinking/drugging/generally being a douche, decides to go and
confront the other teen at his home.
It's 3:30am, and the parents of the other teen don't know where he is. New family's step-father gets in an altercation with the other teens step
mother and knocks her to the ground.
Surprise! The teen jumps out of the bushes with a knife, and stabs the drunken step-father.
The teens step-mother, a nurse, does her best to administer aid, but drunken step-father succumbs to the wound and dies.
The teen is arrested, charges of murder are laid.
One year later, today, all charges are dropped against the teen. Why? Because the man he stabbed was so widely disliked...that the prosecution
couldn't find ANYONE to testify about his character and didn't believe any jury would convict the teen of. ..anything.
To rub salt in the wound, the majority of our town is attending a mock graduation for the teen, because they feel the family of the dead man somehow
colluded to have him barred from his high school graduation, aged have even started a college fund for him.
Moral of the story...maybe? Don't move to a small town, dump your garbage all over the county; break into homes; keep vicious dogs who bite and
then hide them when the dog catcher comes; let your teen and eight year old venture out after midnight to harass people going home from the pub;
yell, scream, and generally be a nuisance; and then decide to confront someone for being a teenage douchebag , because if you get murdered...people
will openly celebrate, even your neighbours.
Such a weird, weird situation.