Pharmacists gets life for killing robber..

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  1. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43710936/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/?GT1=43001

    On the surface, I was thinking WTH... but once you read, it becames pretty clear as to why...

     
  2. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Yep as soon as he went back and shot the guy on the floor he crossed the line from defending himself to cold blooded murder.
     
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    Yup that is pretty much what I was thinking.
     
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    He should be sentenced for more than life. I want no ability to parole and have a much longer sentence
     
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    Seems the right verdict to me. He crossed the line when he took a second shot at a man who was already down.
     
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    Definitely agree. The extra shots were completely unnecessary, though I'm sure the adrenaline that was pumping through his veins at the time didn't help his judgement very much.
     
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    Once he was in no danger (an unconscious disarmed man with a head wound) any shot he took was a crime.
     
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    Yep, he deserves life in prison with no parole.
     
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    Have you never seen a scary movie!?! The bad guy alway opens his eyes and springs up with no loss of energy!! :rolleyes:
     
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    I don't know how you can say that, it's what.. 3rd degree murder at worst?
     
  11. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Well, this thread is boring. Everyone agrees!
     
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    The definition of "degree" varies from state to state. Could you supply what you think "3rd degree murder" means?
     
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    In some states, 3rd degree murder is a catch all for murder that doesn't fall into 1st (pre-mediated, intent to kill) and 2nd degree (intent to kill, but no pre-mediation).
    I would have been okay with him convicted of 2nd degree murder, but not 1st degree. I don't think there's a case for voluntary manslaughter, since he did intend to kill. If five extra bullets in someone who's lying defenseless isn't intent to kill, I don't know what is.
     
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    Just "down", or down and out.

    Please, stay seated.

    What if the kid was already dead? It was a head wound, after all.

    Then the charge would be reduced to "committing an indignity to a human body". :rolleyes:
     
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    Eh, the ******* was already dead. What's the difference?
     
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    Big lapse in judgement by this man when he shot 5 more times.
    Still, something like 30 years would have sounded more fair to me.
    Although at 59, that's a life sentence.
     
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    If you go crazy and shoot someone who is no longer a threat 5 times, you've shown that you are a threat to society and should be removed from it. So that's why I think life would be a good sentence for this guy.
     
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    I kind of agree with that one. It is more a case of 2nd degree instead of 1st.

    He was not the one robing the store so the death should not be upped to 1st degree in that case. Still cold blooded and he should get the max for 2nd degree.
     
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    This is why you always shoot to kill.

    If he would have pumped 5 rounds to start with it wouldn't be an issue.

    If the person was alive on tape then I would say he probably is up the creek without a paddle, but if he wasn't moving on tape I don't think theres anyway to prove he killed him with the last 5 shots.
     
  20. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Kill a robber, get life.
    Kill your 2 year old, get off.

    Carry on.
     
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    Armchair lawyers are a hoot. Thanks for the laugh.
     
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    yea, that is exactly all that went into it:rolleyes:
     
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    Kill a robber, on video, by pumping 5 shots into them after they have already been incapacitated, get life.
    Be accused of killing your 2 year old, even though there is no concrete evidence proving you did it, and the prosecution can't even give a time or cause of death or even definitively prove it was a murder to begin with, and because you can't be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, get off.
     
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    Not quite. She committed some crimes, for which she will be released, for time already served.

    I approve this new law, as currently drafted by the State of Florida.

    This should become a Federal statute.
     
  25. KingCrimson macrumors 65816

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    Ah another PSRI thread where the criminal gets lauded and the ordinary law-abiding citizen is derided, ridiculed and slandered.:rolleyes:
     

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