Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by TGIRecovered, Aug 23, 2007.
Makes me glad I only moved to Ohio and can say I'm not from there!!
I'm sorry if I sound cold or nutty, but those kids got what they deserved by sneaking up on a sleeping man who appears to me to not be all together.
I didn't read everything about this case, so maybe he had time to wake up and aim, or whatever, but that's what you get.
Taximom I'm with you. As soon as read that story yesterday I thought serves them right. I so hate when people harrass others because they are different. That guy wasn't bothering a soul. Not to mention he's really got to be stressed worrying about the mom got attacked by the aliens. Imagine that? Hey, I do not doubt he was frightened. Plus see they said the people gave up calling the cops for help 20 some years ago. Sad, sad all around.
Cops should have been aware he was so unstable and had a tendancy to shoot willy-nilly. Just because the homeowner and neighbors didn't call police is really no excuse since it appeared to be common knowledge the people who lived there were somewhat crazy and had fired at passers-by many times before. It was an accident waiting to happen. The kids shouldn't have approached the house, but it was an adult who discharged a shotgun directly at the car driving away on a public street.
No offense but 'serves them right' definitely sounds very cold. I think this judge said it best (from the link in the OP):
Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Julie Lynch said Davis opted against using an insanity defense and passed two mental competency examinations.
"I think those high school kids shouldn't have been on his property," Lynch said. "But in this country, life is valued over property, and if someone is fleeing your property or on your property but not threatening you, you're not allowed to just shoot them."
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