GUN Former Marine sentenced for killing intruder

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Former Marine sentenced for killing intruder
    http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2008/02/ap_marinesentenced_080223/
    The Associated Press
    Posted : Tuesday Feb 26, 2008 14:29:31 EST

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A district judge has sentenced a former Marine to two years in prison for fatally shooting an intruder who broke into his home and then fled.

    Elton John Richard, 30, was a decorated Marine who had fought in both Iraq wars and had been part of the 2003 rescue of Army Pvt. Jessica Lynch. He had pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter after being charged with second-degree murder.

    State District Judge Pat Murdoch also ordered Richard to pay restitution of $500 a month for four years.

    Daniel Romero, 34, broke in to Richard’s garage in December 2004.

    Richard, a Department of Energy nuclear materials courier with top security clearance, found Romero in his garage and chased him a quarter mile from his property before shooting him as he tried to climb a fence.

    During the chase, Richard yelled at Romero to get on the ground and for neighbors to call 911, court documents said.

    Prosecutor Theresa Whatley said all Romero did was try to get away.

    “He should have been arrested and should have not been killed,” she said.

    Richard, speaking publicly about the ordeal for the first time, said that Romero grabbed his gun and kept telling Richard that his friends were coming.

    “The safety and security of myself, my son and my wife was compromised,” Richard said. “I didn’t have time to armchair quarterback it.”
     
  2. Burmonster

    Burmonster OT Supporter

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    Kind of bullshit.

    Kind of.
     
  3. Paul Revere

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    jeez why would he shoot him after running 1/4 mile? is there more to the story?
     
  4. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Sounds like a good reason to me.
     
  5. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    damn i totally missed that :o
     
  6. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    still don't think he should have ran after the guy... that's just asking for it
     
  7. Blip

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    Should have kept chasing him til they reached Texas....then shot him.
     
  8. Yuppy

    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    i didnt have time to arm chair QB it. :bowdown:
     
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    Guy was in the right imo shooting the asshole, was it against the law? Yea unfortunately.
     
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    Finest OG #93

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    If that fucker got away, you don't think he's ever going to come back with his "homies"? Especially after being chased like a scared little bitch that he was and knowing where the guy lives, he'd be back just for the mere fact that he got away with it. Most crimes are crimes of opportunity, end the fucking opportunities and you'll end the fucking crimes!

    I believe he did the right thing. Fuck all the pussy hurt bitches who are still defending the dead "victim". :rolleyes:
     
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    law system is full of vagines
     
  12. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    If the dude went for his gun then I saw it's a justified shooting. If the dude shot the guy in the back when he was trying to flee after being chased for a quarter of a mile and no other threats were made than ya he needs some jail time.
     
  13. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    "...chased him a quarter mile from his property before shooting him as he tried to climb a fence."
     
  14. Jurisbot Esq.

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    Not having heard all of the facts at trial, but just the ones in the story I could have found it as excusable even though it wasn't on his property.
     
  15. Sardaukar

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    WTF? Fuck that asshole. The burglar initiated the crime, not the war hero. All he is entitled to is a swift kick to the ass.
     
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    Jinkle Habs/Vikings > *

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    :ugh:

    Chasing someone for a quarter mile is not defending yourself
     
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    I'm usually all for shooting an intruder in your home, but chasing him a quarter-mile first is kind of iffy.
     
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    Moral of the story is:
    If someone with a gun says "get on the ground", you fucking get on the ground because you've already pissed him off.
     
  19. Willie J

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    i wouldn't feel right shooting someone running away from me. maybe if they have my gold or a gun.
     
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    was the marines name charles bronson? Thats a 'death wish' soundin motherfucker.
     
  21. Willie J

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    i heard u used this
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    Good, he should be in fucking prison :ugh:
     
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    I agree with the charges. It's not a reasonable immediate threat to shoot someone after chasing them 1/4mile away.
     
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    one crime does not justify another.
     
  25. Sardaukar

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    One less person in prison we have to support?



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