Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by OkieGranny, Sep 3, 2014.
How sad. There is so much anger in the world. Scary that you can lose your life because someone maybe doesn't think you're driving fast enough. If the older man was in a hurry to begin with, it was stupid of him to keep braking after he had passed the other car. If only the younger man (or his wife, who was in the car and witnessed her husband's death) had called LE either at the stop light or after pulling into a parking lot (to give the enraged driver time to progress down the road, too). Road rage incidents really do need to be reported to LE before they escalate. These drivers are a danger to everyone.
I don't understand this statement, from the link in the OP:
BBM How could the elderly man not be charged with a crime? He was definitely in the wrong to begin with, and murdered someone who didn't appear to be a threat to him, as the confrontation at that point was verbal.
I don't understand either.
There's a somewhat similar road rage situation in my local area -- the unarmed guy was shot twice, but lived. Both guys were in their late 60s. No charges filed as of now.
They are probably saying the older man was in fear of his life since the younger man got out and approached his pickup. I hope this defense does not work and he does get charges, prison time and the family gets civil damages.
On the subject of road rage maybe some of you have seen this viral video....check out the video at end of story.
At first glance it sounds alot like the case in Florida where the old guy shot the young guy in the movie theater who was texting. Angry old men...
Memorial page: https://www.facebook.com/Derekflemmingmemorialpage
Derek's FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000126771977
I would be very surprised if charges aren't filed in this case. The victim was clearly unarmed, and from what I've read of witnesses accounts, wasn't even touching the shooter's truck. They shooter wasn't in any danger; he was locked in his truck and could drive away as soon as the light changed. The shooter rolled down his window to shoot the guy.
Charged with Murder!
Martin Edward Zale is arraigned in the shooting death of Derek Flemming
Good! I should've amended my post to say, "Angry old men with guns".
69 is hardly "elderly" in this day and age. I'm sure he knew exactly what he was doing. What a sad story.
I could make an argument for first degree murder with an armed male, driving in such a manner to aggravate other drivers. Perhaps he was attempting to entice someone to approach his car so he could take out his anger, his bad day, whatever on someone else and claim self-defense. If I pass someone, the general goal is for me to move on ahead, not hang around and harass.
And yet in another thread recently, a poster accused a 61-year-old of being elderly!:doh::shakehead:
Sounds like this guy was looking for a fight. Glad they charged him with murder!
Guilty of 2nd degree murder. Sentencing june 5 (afternoon)
He faces up to life in prison.