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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Missouri in the national news last evening

And not in a good way:

Gun-totin' property owner kills a guy trying to defend his cousin, who urinated on a gravel bar

Seems fair, right?

A "pit stop" on a float trip in Southern Missouri shouldn't be a problem, should it?

What could go wrong?

James Robert Crocker and Paul Franklin Dart

From The Daily Kos.  It was actually the urinater's cousin who was shot and killed. He was defending the urinater. True.

...Yesterday, a man who owns a piece of property along Missouri's Meramec River, was pissed off when a guy on a casual canoe trip pissed in the woods behind "his" gravel bar. He then threatened the urinater with a gun. When the urinater's cousin tried to get between him and the property owner, the property owner shot the cousin in the head and killed him.

The StLouis Post-Dispatch covered it first, like this:


Gotta' have them guns, huh?

At least this time the shooter isn't going to walk as they do in Florida, "Stand Your Ground" laws not being in Missouri, thankfully.

So far.


None ya Bees wax said...

Missouri is a 'Stand Your Ground" state, There is no duty for the home owner to retreat from his own property during any threat from persons trespassing.

The right of defendant to stand his ground to confront those attempting felonious grand theft auto while he is on his own property is protected in RSMO 563.031 Defense of Justification. "If a defendant asserts that his or her use of force is described under subdivision (2) of subsection 2 of this section, the burden shall then be on the state to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant did not reasonably believe that the use of such force was necessary to defend against what he or she reasonably believed was the use or imminent use of unlawful force." RSMO 563.031.5.

Mo Rage said...