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Originally posted by Gakus
I'm sorry but you have to be one sad pathetic "man" to be unable to subdue a 15 year old teenager without the use of firing a gun, sickening.
In 2008, 53-year-old Orville was living happily with his wife, Sandy, and their two daughters in Florida. He held a steady job as a human resources specialist at Sea World. Unfortunately, Sandy became very ill with serious heart problems.
the boy, a local drug dealer, was known for his lengthy criminal record and violent outbursts.
It wasn’t long before he began to abuse Orville’s daughter, punching and yelling at her, and stealing prescription pills, jewelry and money from the family’s home.
He called the police repeatedly and issued Amber Alerts when his daughter would disappear. Unfortunately, the authorities told him they could not do anything to stop the boyfriend, as he was a minor.
At trial, Orville was not allowed bring up the many problems the Wollard family had experienced with the boyfriend; he was only permitted to say the boy was “no longer welcome” at his home
Both of Orville’s daughters, now 18 and 20, and the boyfriend wrote letters to Governor Rick Scott begging him to overturn Orville’s 20-year mandatory sentence.
Originally posted by matt87
having recently taken a basic home defense/firearm defense course situations like this were covered. its sad to say that he should have either shot the boyfriend (probably resulting in death) if he felt that he or his wife & daughter were in imminent danger of severe injury or death or have done nothing and waited for the police. even if he had shot and killed the boyfriend he probably would have faced lesser charges and been found innocent by being able to prove that he was acting in self defense in his own home. on the same note though, it is absolutely ridiculous that he should go to jail for 20 years
Originally posted by kro32
Originally posted by Reprobation
reply to post by Vitchilo
Another example of the corrupt so called justice system...stupid jururs.
Jurors do not get to write their own laws you know. There were specific crimes laid out before them (read them above) and they do not have the option of looking at things outside the scope of that. Every law presented them was a no-brainer as to what their decision was with no wiggle room whatsoever.
The jurors could not have decided differently if they wanted too. The issue isn't that he broke the laws though it's more about the mandatory sentence which does not allow a judge to look at other evidence as to the reasons why a crime was committed. In this case neither the jurors or the judge could do anything to help this man out.
The law had effectively tied their hands.