Saturday, February 18, 2012

CA oldster has shootout with burglar: "When a residential burglar fired a gun at Jay Leone last month, he was initially too angry to realize he had been shot in the head, he testified Friday. "To tell you the truth, I never felt a thing," said Leone, 90, of Greenbrae. "I said, 'F—- you, you son of a bitch, now it's my turn.'" Whereupon he shot five bullets at the suspect from his .38-caliber Smith & Wesson snubnose revolver, hitting the burglar three times in the abdomen. A scuffle ensued between the wounded men. "Then he took the gun and put it to my head — click!" said Leone, who knew there were no bullets left in the gun. "And that was the end of that. He ran away." Leone testified at the preliminary hearing of the suspect, Samuel Joseph Cutrufelli, who is charged with attempted murder, burglary, robbery and firearms offenses by a felon."

FL: Shootout kills woman and baby: "A jury on Friday convicted a Bradenton man [above] of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 19-year-old pregnant woman during a home invasion in 2009. egory Kennon, 24, was sentenced to life in prison without parole after the jury found him guilty of the murders of Crystal Johnson and her unborn daughter after a weeklong trial that ended Friday. Johnson, seven months pregnant, was shot by an intruder after her boyfriend, Lawrence Funsch, exchanged gunfire with men who kicked in the door of her mother's home in the DeSoto Village Apartments on Fifth Street East in July 11, 2009. A total of nine shots were fired during the 1:20 a.m. gun battle, and authorities believe that both of the intruders were wounded before they ran away. Two drops of Kennon's blood were found outside the apartment, and when police arrested him 12 days after the shooting they discovered an injury on his right arm consistent with a gunshot wound." Another alleged participant in the home invasion, Everrick Houston, was charged with murder."

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