GUN Death Threat Made In Homeowner Shooting Case

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    http://www.click2houston.com/news/14813727/detail.html

    POSTED: 11:44 am CST December 10, 2007
    UPDATED: 4:27 pm CST December 10, 2007
    PASADENA, Texas -- An anonymous death threat was made against the Harris County District Attorney's Office and police said it was connected to a case of a homeowner accused of killing two burglary suspects at his neighbor's house, KPRC Local 2 reported Monday.

    Officials said the caller threatened to kill Joe Horn, the homeowner, if the district attorney does not charge him with a crime.

    Pasadena police said Joe Horn shot Hernando Torres and Diego Ortiz as they ran away from a home they broke into in the 7400 block of Timberline in the Village Grove East subdivision on Nov. 14.

    The caller left a voice mail at the D.A's public integrity division. The recording lasted for several minutes. The caller did not leave his name.

    "What you better do -- you better indict Joe Horn and you better find him guilty," the caller said. "If you don't, somebody's going to kill him. They're waiting on him in prison and we're waiting on him on the outside. Let me tell you something -- we're going to kill that (expletive). Bye."


    Pasadena Capt. Bud Corbett said the caller left the threatening voice mail on Monday.

    The district attorney's office has not yet received Horn's case from Pasadena police to determine if charges will be filed. Police are still reviewing the case.

    "Obviously, there's a rather dramatic public debate on it and it is a rather monumental case, and it's always important to do a quality control review. But, it's probably more the pressing issue in a case of this magnitude," Corbett said.

    A supporter of Horn's has created the site, joehornformyneighbor.com. The site urges people to leave supportive comments if they believe Horn was justified in shooting the men.

    An autopsy revealed that the men were shot in the back. Investigators said a plainclothes officer witnessed the shootings and saw the two men crossing Horn's yard. One ran away while the other angled toward Horn and then ran away, the officer said.

    Torres and Ortiz were in the United States illegally, detectives said.

    Horn told police he shot the men in self-defense.

    Police are expected to turn over evidence from their investigation to the district attorney's office in about a week. A grand jury will decide if Horn will face any criminal charges.

    Community activist Quanell X and Torres' fiancée have said they want Horn to face murder charges.

    Horn's attorney said his client, who is retired, does not have money needed to support his defense if he is charged. There is a link on joehornformyneighbor.com for supporters to donate money if it is needed.

    Horn's attorney took the case free of charge.

    Horn has not been living at his Pasadena home because of all the controversy surrounding the case.

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    Hope he's replaced his shotty.
     
  2. Thunderbear

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    90 to one that threatening voice mail doesn't get followed up on... :rolleyes:

    Any volunteers to house-sit at Joe's place? :big grin:
     
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    Oh my, would that be a surprise for any would-be assassin :eek3:
     
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    Wow, that is pretty bold. Calling a DA with a death threat.
     
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    But the voice mail does make a point. He is dead if he goes to jail.
     
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    If he's lucky it'll be a quick neck shanking and not anal shanking. :eek3:
     
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    As a general rule, attackers don't threaten and threateners don't attack.
     
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    Wonder if they could check the phone records to see where the call came from.

    Then they could leak that information to the Horn supporters. :mamoru:
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    Rep from the Pasadena PD was on O'Reilley tonight. Joe Horn's lawyer will be on tomorrow.
     
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    So now this is going to get all over the news and homeowners are going to hear about how the guy who defended his house is being threatened.

    People need to wake the fuck up and smell the shit we live in. I am honestly surprised that I haven't had to make the sort of decision that guy made.
     
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    He'll likely have to move, I think any decent attorney would be telling him that.

    He can probably say goodbye to Houston in general.
     
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    Eh, Texas is pretty big.
     
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    Doesn't his neighbor owe him a favor?
     
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    Whole city owes him a favor.
     
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    Joe's lawyer on O'Reilly soon.
     
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    His lawyer sucks, Horn is in for an ass pounding when he goes to jail and he is if he keeps that lawyer.
     
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    Shit...Joe should come to Oklahoma. We love guns...and people that use them responsibly.
     
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    he may have been well within the law, but he could have avoided the situation. Listen to the 911 calls. He talks twice about how he is going to "kill those assholes" about how they are "getting away with a bag of loot" and about how he is "going to go outside and stop them, you hear that shotgun click, im gonna go outside and stop them"
     
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    for the record, im glad those 2 fuckers died

    career criminals and illegal aliens
    better off without them
     
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    Good ol' Quannel X
    You may be surprised to hear that he's a convicted drug dealer with an expensive lifestyle, yet no obvious means of financial support.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quanell_X
     

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