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by Terry
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident
Replies: 418
Views: 27282

Re: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident

Ruark wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:12 pm
jerry_r60 wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:09 am
Another thought, I thought this was manslaughter, if there were no other facts that came out to contradict the story that she mistakenly entered that apartment. It makes me wonder if how that was presented was not believed by the jury. If they didn't believe that then I'm curious what was believed to be the motive.

Did the Jury really believe she entered the apartment thinking it was her own and encountered what she believed was an intruder and shot/killed that intruder and they still found her guilty of murder?
My thoughts as well. What happened to the principle of introducing "doubt"? Did the jury really believe, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that she deliberately, knowingly walked into his apartment and slaughtered him?
I think the challenge here is that she admitted to deliberately entering what she thought was her apartment with the intent to find the intruder. She placed herself in this situation. It doesnt make sense to enter your apartment when you think there's an intruder inside unless you fear for someone's safety. Even if you decide to enter your apartment to defend your property, it doesnt make sense that the first thing you do as soon as you see someone is shoot them. She didnt call out before entering she didnt try to figure out what's going on. What if it was her landlord. Or her ex boyfriend surprising her. It appears that she entered the apartment with the intent to shoot whoever was in there. I for one am happy that the law worked and this trigger happy idiot is not walking around armed!
by Terry
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident
Replies: 418
Views: 27282

Re: Officer Invades Apartment, Shoots Resident

I thought it was interesting this morning that she said she realized theres an intruder in her apartment when she put the key in the door and the door started opening. Till now I was under the impression that she realized someone was in the appartment AFTER she was in but according to her she knew someone was in before she fully opened the door and she made the decision to go in and confront the intruder or who she maybe honestly thought was an intruder.

Even if we believe everything she says and she did make an honest mistake by thinking it was her apartment, I find her behavior criminal because she chose to enter a leased property and confront someone that she considered an intruder rather than call for backup. Idk anything about law so I dont know whether this counts as murder but I'm finding it very hard to excuse her of all criminal responsibility.

Her stupidity already cost an innocent man's life. I hope it doesnt cost more innocent lives by having a negative effect on gun rights.

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