Saturday, August 13, 2005

Illinois: Four shot, killed in Southland : "Four men were fatally shot in the Southland over the weekend, including an alleged burglar who was killed by an Evergreen Park homeowner, officials said. Evergreen Park police declined to comment Sunday on the death of Lawrence Edgeworth, a 41-year-old resident of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Edgeworth was possibly burglarizing a home in the 9000 block of South Utica Avenue Sunday about 2 a.m. when he was discovered by the homeowner, officials said. The homeowner fired a .44-caliber Magnum revolver at Edgeworth, striking him once in the chest, officials said."

Oklahoma: Self defense or murder? : "A man is shot and killed in Texoma. Now, investigators must determine if it was self-defense or murder. KTEN's Noelle Newton reports. OSBI officials say around 9:00 Saturday night, 28-year-old Jeremy Edward Hines of Swink drove up to a residence near Rufe and started an argument with the homeowner. Hines shot at the home and the homeowner fired back ... killing him. Hines was apparently a stranger to the homeowner. The homeowner's wife and two small children inside the home at the time of the shooting. No charges have been filed."

Israel: Settlers hand over weapons: "Dozens of residents in the Gaza settlement of Ganei Tal handed over their weapons Monday to local security officials, who in turn returned them to the IDF. Shlomo Vasertil, one of those who handed over their weapons, told Ynet this was a sad day for him. 'It's a day where a law abiding citizen who used the weapon to protect himself is asked by the State of Israel to return it,' he said. ... At 9:30 this morning, dozens of residents of Ganei Tal handed in their weapons to the settlement's head of security. Many of the weapons were handed in wrapped in ribbons, while others were returned with stickers and letters from the residents, including one which was addressed to the IDF chief of staff. 'This gun went with me for 26 years, during the winter and summer, in the heart and cold. It was there to protect my life and my family's life. It makes me sad to hand it back today because the defense minister is threatening us over the media. It's a sad day for me,' Vasertil told Ynet moments before handing in his weapon."

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