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reply to post by Asktheanimals
Finally, Stoddard flung his wallet toward a fence, and Crouch ran after it. While Crouch was distracted, Stoddard climbed into his tow truck and ran over his assailant. Crouch died from his injuries a few hours later.
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Why didn't he drive away?
Because he was assaulted, he had the right to take that man's life? With a ton or more of metal behind him?
IMO he's being charged for the use of excessive force. I don't see any reason that he needed to kill him, if he was able to get back into his truck an drive the thing.
I know it doesn't sound logical, but in a court of law you will lose every time with actions like this.
Silicis n Volvo
So the robber had the right to be assaulting him in the first place? what about stealing his wallet? He had a gun, did he have the right to use it on Soddard?
Leaving the criminal to get away with assault and robbery only to do it again another day.
I would have wanted this guy dead too and I wouldnt regret it for a second. No prison sentence would change my mind
And chasing a guy in a truck - there's only one person whose life is in immediate danger in that scenario. And it's not the driver.
reply to post by swimmer15
I recently took a conceal carry class and we were told that unless you can show that you tried to avoid a confrontation and retreated/escape before using your weapon, you will be more likely to do jail time. As soon as the victim got back in his truck, the threat was removed and the victim did not exercise escaping. Instead, he took matters into his own hands and became the aggressor.
I'm the adrenaline was in high-gear, but from a legal standpoint, the victim was wrong to pursue an attacker who no longer posed an immediate threat.
reply to post by phishfriar47
The defense is very simple. There was a shown/known aggressive person, that fired already. It is unknown if the attacker would not have gotten the wallet and then killed the victim.
The victim eliminated the threat and should be commended.