Thursday, December 03, 2015
Followup MO: 13 Year Old Shot; Castle Doctrine may apply
The car’s owner interrupted the boys and shot at them about 12:45 a.m. Sunday, killing Ernest’s 13-year-old cousin, Martinez Smith-Payne.
Ernest wishes they had gone home instead of riding down that North Point neighborhood alley. “I was just thinking while in the jail cell, what was up in that car was not worth Martinez’s life,” Ernest said on his front porch Monday, standing next to his mother. “We all were responsible for going in that car. All three of us made that choice.”