Friday, October 08, 2010

SC: Fatal shooting ruled self-defense: "Columbia police said the fatal shooting of Johnell Smith in a residence on the 2500 block of Bratton Street Thursday morning was in self-defense and the shooter, Andre McCant Moore, Jr., will not be charged. According to a police statement, Smith was shot during a domestic dispute with an unidentified woman and Moore. Smith died after being transported to an area hospital. Moore was being held at the Alvin S. Glenn detention center for possession of a stolen weapon, which, police said, was used in the shooting."

OK: Woman acquitted of murdering husband: "An Adair County jury deliberated for close to two hours Monday before acquitting a woman in the shooting death of her husband. Prosecutors charged Marilyn Kay Fouse, Westville, with first-degree murder, alleging she shot Marlin Darrell Fouse in the back and the back of the head on Dec. 16, 2008. He died a week later from the wounds. A trial opened last week in Adair County District Court and concluded this week. Fouse was represented by Tim Baker, who argued his client acted in self-defense and that the victim was abusive. The victim was shot with a Ruger .22-caliber pistol. Marilyn told investigators she believed she was “about to get a beating” and attempted to retrieve her rifle from the bedroom. The victim followed her and either stumbled or tripped, and she pushed him onto the bed and shot him."

SC man indicted on attempted murder charges: "Tracy Stephen Washington, 29, was indicted on two counts of attempted murder and one charge of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to Horry County grand jury indictments released this week. The charges stem from July 16 when Myrtle Beach police say Washington and another man were involved in the shooting on Mr. Joe White Ave and Nance Street. The victim, who was shot the hip, was in a vehicle with an 8-month-old child. The victim also fired at least one shot at Washington but police said the victim was acting in self defense."

CO: Challenge to gun ban on postal service property: "Attorney Jim Manley and the Mountain States Legal Foundation are taking on the US Postal Service’s ban on any firearm on USPS property. The challenge is on behalf of Debbie and Tab Bonidy of Avon, Colorado …. The Bonidys live in a rural area of Colorado that doesn’t have home mail delivery. Because of that, the local post office in Avon, Colorado provides the residents of the area with a post office box at no charge. While they both have Colorado concealed carry permits and regularly carry, the Bonidys cannot carry concealed or openly when picking up their mail. They even can’t leave their firearms locked in their car as this would violate 39 C.F.R. § 232.1(l).”

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