In particular has anyone read the new verdict, that he is now convicted of murder because he fired in such a manner that it would lead to the death of whoever was behind the locked toilet door?
What I find particularly striking is that the judge ruled that the identity of whoever was behind the door is irrelevant.
I can't believe this, for this means that if you believe that an intruder is in your house you cannot defend yourself by using your self defence weapon without first confirming that there is indeed a threat to your life (As the judge pointed out).
So what should people do there? First check that it is indeed an intruder, then check if he or she has a gun for example to deem that the intuder indeed poses a threat to your life , and then hope that you fire your weapon first.
I wish some legal expert can explain to me how such legislation is passed, and what is the legislator thinking!!
I believe that in the case where someone believes that an intuder has entered his or her property, he or she is justified to use deadly force because the intruder can proove to be a threat to one's life. Although I see that many cases can arise where the killer would say that he or she thought it was an intuder when infact it was a cold blooded murder.
Nevertheless, this was such an ugly tragedy, and I'm sure that like many others, I feel sorry that it happened.
Most Helpful Girl
There are many weird inconsistencies in his story. First he hears noises coming from the bathroom and a normal person who lives with other people would first check with them before concluding it's a burgler. He doesn't check if his girlfriend is next to him or not he gets up grabs his gun and puts on his prosthetic legs without *ever* checking on his girlfriend. I mean the least he could do is waking up a person witht two functioning legs and alert her on the immediate danger he believes they are in. Then he walks up to the bathroom and doesn't even ask who it is or opens the door or whatever. He starts shooting with the intention to kill whoever is on the other side. All the while it doesn't even occur to him to check whether his girlfriend is actually in bed. It's simply unbelievable... He wanted to kill the other person, so intentional murder is the right verdict.1
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Most Helpful Guy
Rich guy shoots girl, rich guy gets away with it. What else is special?0