posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 03:14 PM
reply to post by roadgravel
can't view the video so i only have opinion on the chronicle story.
also, i'm not well-versed in TX law but since the story mentions FL, had it happened here, from what i've read and from her own admission ...
involuntary manslaughter, without a doubt.
McDonald said she fired at the ground, hoping to scare the man off.
"She never intended to shoot directly at him," Quanell said. "She didn't know the bullet actually ricocheted and hit him."
had she shot him "intentionally", i would agree to self-defense given the threat was apparent.
however, no warning shot
can or should be interpreted as 'self-defense'.
if you are defending yourself against a real or perceived threat, you end the threat, not send a warning.
since she ran after shooting him, i have to wonder why she didn't run BEFORE shooting the warning shot ?
again, this is a case of "own it now, learn about it later"
she is responsible for her use of said weapon and she broke the law (at least in FL) ... simple.