01-27-2005, 10:01 AM #1
NC - Frank Lama, 64, shot dead in Winston-Salem eviction, 2 June 2003
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A man who lost his home in a foreclosure sale was convicted of killing his home's new owner as he was about to be evicted.
Bobby Leon Griffin, 60, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Tuesday after he was convicted of murder and other charges.
Frank Lama, who bought the foreclosed house, wanted Griffin to stay in it as a tenant and sign a lease. Witnesses testified that Griffin missed an appointment to sign a rental agreement, stopped returning phone calls and did not make any rent payments.
In June 2003, months after the home changed hands, Lama went there with a Forsyth County sheriff's deputy to evict Griffin. Griffin opened the door, pointed a gun at the deputy, then shot Lama twice in the head before shooting himself through the cheek..................................
http://courttv.com/news/2005/0126/foreclosure_ap.htmlThe saints are the sinners who keep trying...
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