Tuesday, December 26, 2006

CA: Woman holds burglars, police confiscate her gun: "Sheriff's deputies went to a home in the 300 block of Beardsley Avenue at about 12:30 p.m. Monday, according to Sgt. Richard Wood. Resident Jessie Bower, 68, had seen two males on her back lot and confronted them with a pistol. Bower, who is not in good health, held the two intruders at gunpoint until deputies arrived, Wood said. Joshua Holman, 23, and an unidentified 17-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy. Deputies seized Bower's gun, which was not properly registered, but did not cite her, Wood said."

SC: Murder charges dropped: "A man won’t be tried on murder charges after he shot and killed a young father late Tuesday night, according to the Rock Hill Solicitor’s Office. Family members say 21-year-old Lionel Chiles went to confront Rick Hall outside a house on Calhoun Street, and then attacked him. Hall fired a shot, hitting Chiles in the neck. Chiles’ 2-year-old son, who was sitting in a car nearby, witnessed the shooting. “This is something that this child is going to have to live with, because regardless of age, they do remember,” said Chiles’ mother, Alberta Barnette. Hall’s father says his son was only defending himself. “He’s innocent. It was self defense,” he said. “It was self defense; he was just protecting himself." The solicitor’s office agreed on Wednesday afternoon, and police dropped murder charges against Hall. Officers say Chiles was unarmed, but because the attack happened on Hall’s property, he was allowed to defend himself.... A law recently passed in South Carolina now makes it easier to prove self defense when it involves the defendant’s property."

1 comment:

Unknown said...

It's B's Rick hall should have the death penalty that was my brother he shot n killed