GUN Man pleads guilty to reduced charge in shooting of home intruder

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Man pleads guilty to reduced charge in shooting of home intruder in ’06
    http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/27261409.html
    Published: Aug 22, 2008 - Page: 5B - UPDATED: 12:05 a.m.

    PORT ALLEN — A man charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of an intruder in his Port Allen home pleaded guilty in 18th Judicial District Court to a reduced charge of negligent homicide.

    Thomas W. Cobb, 52, opted to be sentenced immediately following his plea on Monday. State District Judge Robin Free sentenced Cobb, 6722 U.S. 190, to four years in the West Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

    Cobb, who had been held in jail since 2006, was credited with time served and released from custody following his plea on Monday.

    Before entering into the plea agreement, Cobb had been facing, if convicted, a mandatory life sentence in prison for the July 29, 2006, shooting in which he fatally wounded Marvin Smith, also of Port Allen, authorities said.

    Maj. Richie Johnson, an investigator with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, said that on the day of the shooting, Cobb was in his car when he received several frantic calls from his wife about two men who were in his house and refused to leave.

    Johnson said Smith and another man confronted Cobb’s wife at Cobb’s home because Smith believed his girlfriend was hiding in the house.

    Cobb’s wife let the two men into Cobb’s home so the men could see for themselves that Smith’s girlfriend was not there, Johnson said.

    After searching the house and not finding his girlfriend, Smith and his acquaintance refused to leave the house and threatened to attack Cobb when he returned home, Johnson said.

    When Cobb returned to his home, he asked Smith and the other man three times to leave, Johnson said. When the men refused, Smith lunged at Cobb and Cobb shot him, Johnson said.

    Cobb originally was charged with second-degree murder, but that charge was reduced to manslaughter following interviews with the victim’s acquaintance who witnessed the shooting.

    On Monday, Cobb, who was in jail awaiting trial for the killing, offered to withdraw his previous plea of not guilty to manslaughter, and instead pleaded guilty to one count of negligent homicide.

    Johnson said Wednesday that Cobb’s plea bargain and subsequent sentencing were warranted due to the nature of the crime. However, Johnson also said the reduction in Cobb’s charges were also warranted based on evidence and witness statements.

    The 18th Judicial District has jurisdiction in West Baton Rouge, Iberville and Pointe Coupee parishes.

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    Thats bullshit he shouldn't of been charged with shit.
     
  2. Jake!

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    look, another state to add to the "don't live there" list
     
  3. Jinkle

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    I suspect there is more to the story than that article tells us.
     
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    That is completely assbackwards.
     
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    Isn't there some country song about this kind of shit? Bet one of them was a judge, and everyone in town was fucking that guys wife.
     
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    He should have called the police. Unless the other lady he was fucking was the sheriff's daughter.
     
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    Okay what the fucking fuck. Who talked him into pleading guilty? That doesn't seem like a bad shoot to me...
     
  9. Hooligan

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    Did I misread or something?
     
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    If not, that is seriously fucked up he was even charged.
     
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    mother fucking :werd:
     
  13. cabriolet

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    Because he was facing life in jail, or plead guilty and walk out as time served. I'm sure his lawyer told him to do it.

    From a counseling POV he was probably advising him that it was fucked up he was charged in the first place, and that he didn't get bailed out for 2 years while in there in the second. It's an honest crap shoot, you can have an idea of what evidence or what a DA will bring up for the Jury, but you don't know. And you can only do so much picking and declining jurors. So you can either plead guilty get time served and walk out that day, knowing you're out of jail. Or you take a chance to get off and with a clean record, but you very well may end up in jail for the rest of your life. At 50+ a record doesn't mean much, and his names been drug through the mud irregardless if he would end up being cleared, anyway.
     
  14. IHAVECRABS

    IHAVECRABS Diversity is our strength. LOLOL

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    more than likely.
     
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    IHAVECRABS Diversity is our strength. LOLOL

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