posted on Jun, 25 2011 @ 05:17 PM
Originally posted by Flyer
3 people in the house have been charged with murder, completely ridiculous.
No wonder people hate the filth so much. They cant catch the real criminals but try to destroy the lives of people who were just trying to to have a
quiet time indoors!
No one has been charged at all, don't exaggerate. It is quite normal for someone who has just stabbed someone else to death to be arrested for Murder
while investigations continue. It is by no means an implication of guilt or even a charge. We shall have to wait and see what the outcome of the
investigation is as to whether anyone
is charged for anything.
For example, the guy might have a valid reason for knifing the guy.
If he can demonstrate that using the knife was a valid defence, ie, he was being threatened with the same or worse, then he will walk.
If he confronted the guys with a knife and they attacked him, leading to one being stabbed, he may get manslaughter but will most likely walk.
If he ambushed them and stabbed them without provocation or warning, then he may well face a murder charge but probably manslaughter on the grounds
his home was invaded.
I might add that brandishing a knife in your own home, or even a sword or a bat with a nail in it, is not a criminal offence, unlike if you did the
same in the street, ie "possession of an offensive weapon". Such a law does not cover inside a private dwelling.