Wednesday, September 12, 2007

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GA: Homeowner shoots, kills intruder: "A Madison County homeowner shot and killed an intruder who tried to break into his home Sunday morning, police said. Sheriff Clayton Lowe said William Keith Parks of Carlton, Ga., entered the home about 12:30 a.m. Sunday and was shot and killed by the homeowner. ... County Coroner Michelle Cleveland said Parks, 41, was shot in the chest with a shotgun at close range as he entered the house through the door of a rear porch. Cleveland said there was no altercation before the shooting and the homeowner's wife called 911 afterward."

Virginia: Murder charges dropped : "Charges have been dropped against a Louisa County man accused of murdering his brother-in-law. A grand jury on Monday found that there was insufficient evidence to bring 40-year-old James E. Ward to trial on second-degree murder and firearms charges. Authorities said Ward shot 36-year-old David Wayne Martin, his wife’s brother, after a June 18 domestic dispute. “There was a strong indication from the very beginning that it could very well have been a self-defense case,” said Maj. Donald A. Lowe of the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office. Martin went to Ward’s home that evening and assaulted several people, including his sister and Ward, during an argument over a grill, Lowe said. While Martin was struggling with another occupant in the house, Ward retrieved a .22-caliber pistol and shot him in the chest, authorities said. Martin died at the scene. Louisa County Common-wealth’s Attorney R. Don Short said he would talk to the investigator in the case to determine if other charges are appropriate. “That would be to make sure we’ve covered all the bases, and that there isn’t some piece of evidence that we may have overlooked,” Short said."

VA: Petition defends worker who shot robber: "A robbery and subsequent shooting at Baskin-Robbins last week is stirring up a lot of emotion in the community -- so much so that residents in one Richmond neighborhood have started a petition to keep the employee who pulled the trigger from being prosecuted. Many Stratford Hills residents have signed the petitions that will be handed to the commonwealth's attorney. They're asking Michael Herring not to press charges against the worker for killing the robber, 43-year-old Jerome Davis."

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Just wanted to let you know that I've been reading this blog regularly for...well, for a long time now. I really appreciate the time and effort you put into it. Thank you.