reply to post by ripcontrol
Life is never as simple as we'd like it to be, is it? This case is enough to give people debating in good faith a good migraine, IMO.
The kids were wrong. Absolutely. However, Residential Burglary isn't a case for capital punishment. If a cop ran into one of these kids during a
house search and simply shot them once in the chest, killing them ...unarmed...people would call for his head. Perhaps that would be right to do, too.
I think this guy crossed that line to becoming worse. Does someone have the right to shoot on sight for intruders? Yes...and my state is among the
Castle Doctrine states that say I can. I can, if I find an intruder, open fire without warning and without attempt to retreat.
What I can't do ....is set up in a shooting nest, with all the advantage of ambush and patiently wait for the "threat" to come to me like a duck to
the hunter. I mean this was demented. The law ABSOLUTELY draws the line on "coup de grace" shots. That is not defense. That is murder. Wanton, cold
So I'd have liked to see the kids do a few years on residential burglary to be sure....but how far into the land of homicidal maniac this guy went
makes him good for 25+ IMO. I wish it could be natural life, for his own description of it.
* I'd also add that this sick man looked her in the eye as he murdered her by the sound of his own words. Not to get all mystical...but he's got
some bad Ju-Ju coming his way for a loong..and I mean loooong time to come in the karmic sense. Sick... just sick...