posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 07:36 AM
The District of Columbia, where self-defense is a legal nightmare claims another victim in tow truck driver 35 year old Corey Stoddard. While
Stoddard was inside a fenced tow lot he found himself under attack by an assailant with a gun. Using the only means he had to defend himself Stoddard
is still being charged with 2nd degree murder.
Stoddard attempted to run away but tripped and fell. Crouch repeatedly struck him in the head with the gun according to the Washington Post.
Finally, Stoddard flung his wallet towards a fence and Crouch ran after it. While Crouch was distracted, Stoddard climbed in to a tow truck and ran
over his assailant. Crouch died from his injuries a few hours later.
If someone has a gun I would assume they would be willing to shoot with it as well as hit you in the head. Fearing he would be shot I don't think he
had a choice but to do what he did. He has a ready-made defense after getting smacked in the noggin. Use whatever you have on hand, right?
Turns out his assailant was convicted of car jacking in 2009 as a 17 year old who spent 4 years in a youth facility, several gun and assault charges
were dropped as part of a plea deal. Our institutions fail miserably at changing behaviors of criminals. Most seem to view jail as "crime college"
where one can learn many tricks of the trade.
2nd degree murder though? Doesn't seem right to me.
edit on 4-1-2014 by Asktheanimals because: (no reason given)