Monday, December 12, 2011 8:49:45 AM
AGit-"SilverThread's link it states that both were shot in the back"
Ah, okay, you were going on the detective`s statement (he also stated one of the criminals ran towards Joe).
I was going on the Coroner`s report, where the ballistics were indeterminant.
Plus, they were both shot IN HIS FRONT YARD.
AGit-"I find being shot to death totally unjustified"
A Harris County grand jury concluding the act was a justifiable use of deadly force and not murder. That`s it. End of story. It was justified.
Sorry, but possible death is an occupational hazard when you break into homes. They knew that in Texas they could legally be shot for doing so. Obviously they thought their lives were worth less than a flatscreen t.v. Who am I to argue?
Monday, December 12, 2011 8:05:58 AM
Hmmm, iffy imho. He technically acted within the boundaries of the law. I think he acted in what he perceived to be the "spirit of the law". He also believed he was doing the right thing in his eyes.
He escalated the situation by intervening, with a firearm, placing himself into a position to shoot two men that did not exist before he exited his house. He was in no physical danger, and the robbery had been "completed" (for lack of a better term).
It wasn't me, I wasn`t there, so my opinion is offered with those two things in my mind. IMHO, not murder, but a good case for manslaughter.
Monday, December 12, 2011 7:08:50 AM
MeGrendel, on SilverThread's link it states that both were shot in the back, that`s the only source I can give you, if there is any other, I`m more than willing to take a look. I do care they broke the law, but I find being shot to death totally unjustified. It`s nice to know that rational people are thankful, I aim to please (but not at the back:)