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Old 01-31-2017, 03:35 PM
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Unhappy Homeowner charged with manslaughter for shooting at home invasion suspects

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A Minnesota homeowner is facing manslaughter charges after he told police he shot at a group of men who had tried breaking into his home, and one of the suspects later died in the hospital.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/01/31...-suspects.html

Oh my... you know... one thing I've never understood about residential burglars is why they put up with the "occupational hazard" that can come with the job? I mean, homeowners tend to be pretty protective of their domiciles and don't take kindly to looters and raiders, especially areas with high gun ownership rates and folks prepared to use them.

Now I know it can be easy to say "Well, hey, homeowner, they were just there to steal. It's just stuff. Is it really worth taking a life over... stuff?"

But of course, that question can be asked flipside as well: "Well, hey, burglar, it's just stuff. Is it really worth losing your life over... stuff?"

I mean, I don't know. Criminals do some pretty dumb things, but I'm just not seeing the "risk-vs-reward" factor here. I'm just not feeling it here.

Such a shame that one man is dead and another is going to jail for probably several years. Over what amounts to... stuff.

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It IS a shame.
The homeowner was wrong tho for shooting at a car that was leaving.
Had they been IN his house he would have been justified at shooting.
Not sure if they had been just on his property how that would work, legally.
But driving away? The *threat* was over for the homeowner.

Sad someone is dead and sad the homeowner is probably going to do some time for this.
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Similar story, but no inditement -

http://www.wltx.com/news/local/grand...-teen/76741027
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Similar story happened (2014) in Detroit, there was a conviction..

DETROIT — The defendant stood facing the judge in Wayne County Circuit Court here on Wednesday, speaking tremulously and in a low voice, and apologized to the family of Renisha McBride, the 19-year-old woman he shot and killed on the front porch of his suburban home last year.

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/04/u...a-mcbride.html

This is unfortunate for all parties involved.
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It IS a shame.
The homeowner was wrong tho for shooting at a car that was leaving.
Had they been IN his house he would have been justified at shooting.
Not sure if they had been just on his property how that would work, legally.
But driving away? The *threat* was over for the homeowner.

Sad someone is dead and sad the homeowner is probably going to do some time for this.
This varies by jurisdiction. In some, you can shoot them in the back as they are fleeing, in others, no dice. Still, rare to indict.
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