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No he sure didn't. I see what you're getting at, but this whole story is just fishy.
We'll see how this develops, but really the old man did seem to go too far. If I end up being wrong then so be it.
As it stands the whole situation is more than suspicious, and if he is found not guilty of second degree murder, I will hold no ill will towards this man..... Either way, this situation is quite disturbing.
Originally posted by hoochymama
Popular students could mean anything.
Originally posted by sepermeru
I don't believe they broke into his house. I believe that it was a family visit -- I believe one of them was his cousin -- for the holiday that went horribly wrong because this man is clearly mentally ill. Massive overkill and self-defense are not the same, the whole bit about the girl "laughing" at him after already having been shot s just freaking creepy and suspicious, and the fact that he hid the bodies so as not to bother the police on Thanksgiving? I can't believe anybody is taking this guy's story at face value.
I can believe people are having a great time being internet tough guys at the merest hint of a chance, though. That part definitely rings true.
Originally posted by ToneDeaf
Something about this 'story' isn't quite right.
His house seems rundown, so why would they need
to break a window to get in?
If everything he has said is true, I stand by him as well.... I'm just unconvinced. Not calling the police is really what sends up the red flag for me. I too would be afraid of being sent to jail for defending myself but that fear would be far outweighed by the horror of having dead bodies that I had killed in my house with me. That horror coupled with the realization that things would only get worse for me the longer I were to wait would compel me to call the police immediately.
I just don't get it, and I hope more information is released soon. This is one instance where I will just have to have some faith that the legal system will suss it all out.
Originally posted by mee30You believe, but the police don't know?
Wow, you must be good at psychology huh?
Yeah I just think he was scared witless and no doubt in shock... Maybe even PTSD?
Now look if the facts change later on to show that they didn't break in etc then my opinions would 180 obviously...
But as it stands right now the police do not dispute the fact that they broke in looking for drugs...
Originally posted by PatrickGarrow17
reply to post by Golf66
Good points, and honestly the savage remark was overkill in my frustration with this one particular story...
Originally posted by PatrickGarrow17
My broader point is that killing the intruder should be avoided if at all possible.
I was going to let this go, because I find sentence-level parsing too tedious to bother with, but then I remembered that I'm down for whatever. So if you wanna go, let's go. Seeing as how this thread is all about slamming our...clubs on the table anyhow.
The article contains quotations from the killer's statement, not from the police. It's the press telling you these things, not the police. The only comment from anyone official in the article I saw is this:
Yes, I am. Which is why I know that it's impossible to diagnose someone without meeting them, and kept my comment general as a matter of my opinion, not an attempt at an official analysis of his mental health.
You know, like you did right there.
Cool. Me too.
They neither confirm nor deny it. They have no comment on it. The press just quoted the killer's statement, not any official story.