Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Miss.: Store Owner Shoots Man During Attempted Robbery: "About 10:09 p.m. Sunday, a masked man armed with a gun jumped out from behind a trash bin in the parking lot of the N.S. Food Mart at 4626 Hanging Moss Road and tried to rob the owner of the store, police said. The store owner then pulled out his own gun and fired five or six shots, police said. He thought he shot the man, but wasn't sure, police said. The man ran from the scene, police said. Later, Christopher Seaton, 31, showed up at the University of Mississippi Medical Center suffering gunshot wounds to the armpit, right hand and left ankle, police said. He was listed in critical condition on Monday, police said. Seaton was has been charged with attempted armed robbery of an individual"

UT: An unreasonable prosecution: "When Steve Strate walked up the stairs from the basement of his mother-in-law’s Orem rambler on Oct. 25, 2009, he put his .380 handgun on the porch and called 911. In a cool tone, he informed the operator he had just killed his brother-in-law, Marvin Sidwell. “He came at me with a damned chair.” The Utah County Attorney’s Office charged Orem-based contractor Strate with murder. At his preliminary hearing on March 24, 2010, Strate’s attorney, Ron Yengich, pointed out that not only had the enraged 51-year-old Sidwell threatened his neighbor and his sister—Strate’s wife, Linda—he also had methamphetamine in his system, potentially amplifying the aggressiveness of a man his own mother, 79-year-old Lavern Sidwell, in court described as “paranoid.” Police found Sidwell on his back, with multiple gunshot wounds, and a 6.8 pound steel stool just above his outstretched hands"

GA: Man Reportedly Shoots Brother-in-law in Self Defense: "The shooting of an Oconee County man around 8 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Watson Springs Road might have been an act of self defense, according to new details released by authorities Monday. When deputies arrived on the scene, two boys, 12 and 5 years old, told them James Eric Hester, 32, had been threatening people at the residence and had fired shots into the air, said Chief Deputy Lee Weems of the Oconee County Sheriff's Office. It appeared to deputies that Hester had been drinking, he added. Brian Bowden, 31, came out of the house and told deputies he shot Hester, Bowden's brother-in-law, once in self defense with Hester's gun inside the home after Hester had tried to stab him multiple times with a knife, Weems said. Hester, who deputies found on the ground in the yard, was taken to Athens Regional Medical Center and treated for a single, non-life threatening gunshot to the abdomen. A knife was found on the front porch, an incident report noted. Witnesses, all family members of the men, backed up Bowden’s assertion of self defense"

W.Va.: Man shoots and kills robber; gets charged: "Logan Police say Jesus Canul, 26, of Logan, was approached by David Abbott, 37, in the parking lot of the Walmart at Fountain Place. Bert Davis, who watched the whole thing happen, says Abbott "wrapped him around his neck and said, 'Give me all your money, or give me your wallet or I'm going to cut your throat.' " Davis says Abbott repeated that two or three times. He finally got the wallet and turned to go. That's when his victim pulled a gun out. Davis says Canul "cocked (the gun) back and pointed at that guy's head. And, he got three steps, and that boy shot him." Police say Canul had a legal permit to carry a gun and confirmed the story about him being robbed. Police say Abbott was dead by the time he got to the hospital. They've charged Canul with murder."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Prosecutors sure like to waste the people's money.