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Father's Tweet Sways Public Opinion After B&E Shot

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Kim Little, Mar 19, 2013.

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  1. Kim Little

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    This is unbelievable to me. See the article above. A father's tweet that his son "accidently" entered a home at 2:30am drunk through a back window of a neighbors home is swaying public opinion. Kim
     
  2. Stl Flyn

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    It happened here in Slinger Wisconsin also within two years ago.
     
  3. Kim Little

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    The fire fighter defending his family could face a civil suit with the jurors being swayed by this tweet. Kim
     
  4. Kim Little

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    This is what they are reporting in the Washington Post...
     
  5. Cray

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    Intoxicated man entered a home in Bflo. N. Y., a couple of years ago. He was shot dead!

    A short time after a civil suit was filed, it was dropped! Cray
     
  6. Cray

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    Kim: I think I knew you "before you were born"! I shot with your father in 1962. Your mother was pregnant at the time. Was she pregnant with you at that time?

    I took your father's clinic in April 1992 at the GlenCo Club, south of Bflo. N.Y.

    After the clinic I had a great conversation with your Dad, over a beer.

    I have a tape of that clinic. If would like a copy of it, I'll send it to you. Cray
     
  7. Kim Little

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    Thanks Cray. Yes it was me in the oven :). If you do not have a need for the tape I would love it!! I will PM you my P.O. Box. Kim
     
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    I'll make a copy of it. I would NEVER give it up! Cray
     
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    Tragic for both parties. However, it sounds like the kid came home drunk, entered the wrong home and the homeowner shot the kid thinking he was an intruder up to no good, when it was somewhat accident on both parties part.

    Assuming there are contributory negligence or comparative fault defenses available in that state, it seems that getting drunk and entering the home of another is comparative fault of more than 50%/contributory negligence. With a good jury, this case shouldn't make it past zero.
     
  10. Kim Little

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    The more this story unfolds the more tragic it is :-(
    Loudoun County, VA- The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a shooting that occurred during the early morning hours of March 17th. Loudoun County Sheriff’s Deputies had been dispatched to the home in the 45900 block of Pullman Court for a report of a burglary with shots fired by the homeowner.

    At this point in the investigation, it appears Caleb A. Gordley, 16, of Sterling, Virginia, mistakenly entered a neighbor’s residence on Pullman Court through a rear, unlocked window. There is no evidence to indicate Caleb entered the home with any further criminal intent. The 16-year-old Park View High School student lived on the same street as the home. Based on interviews, it was learned Caleb had been drinking alcohol with friends that evening.

    The shooting took place shortly after 2:30AM Sunday when a resident reported that their house alarm was activated. As the homeowner went to investigate, he discovered an unknown male inside their home.

    The homeowner reportedly gave verbal warnings and discharged the firearm as a warning. As the teenager proceeded up the stairwell and into a hallway, the homeowner discharged his firearm several times. The teenager was struck once in the left rear shoulder after passing the homeowner in the hallway and walking towards an upstairs bedroom where other residents of the house were located. The teenager lost his life at the scene.

    At this point, it appears that the firearm used, a .40 caliber pistol, was legally owned. Several shell casings and rounds were recovered at the scene.

    While the issue of these minors obtaining alcohol is separate from the actual shooting, the Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding how it was obtained.

    On Wednesday, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Detectives met with members of Caleb’s family to update them on the latest findings in the case and to detail the circumstances surrounding the incident. The homeowner and Caleb’s family remain cooperative in the investigation.

    The case remains open pending a final report from the Medical Examiner’s Office, to include a toxicology report. The results of the investigation are being reviewed by the Office of the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney, but no final determination will be made until all the information has been received.
     
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