Montana man pleads not guilty to German student's slaying

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diluded0000 wrote:

From everything I read on this (which obviously could have gaps) this was premeditated and he lying in wait for his victim.

May 21, 2014 2:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
pbrwn wrote:

Shooting into a dark garage with no idea who is in there or why is basically premeditated murder. What if it had been a cop?

May 21, 2014 2:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

We are talking about Montana here; the shooter will beat the charge, or get a light sentence. Lots of crazies in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming… its secession-friendly, BLM-hating, gun country.

May 21, 2014 2:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
anteru wrote:

new_york_loner,

Not all of us are crazy, its just the crazy ones that make front page news, sadly.

May 21, 2014 4:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Ralphooo wrote:

He fired a shotgun — maybe 4 times — into his own darkened garage? Because he feared an assault?

Nah, I don’t buy that. Something else happened. Hopefully the real story will come out in court.

May 24, 2014 8:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
cabeachguy wrote:

I thought the Castle Doctrine applied to a homeowner that was INSIDE his own home and shoots someone already inside or trying to get in. If you are outside your home and the burglar is inside then there is no physical harm potential. Of course, this guy may have left his family inside the house and gone outside with the shotgun, which doesn’t say much for his thinking in protecting his family from harm. In that case, you’d think he’d take the family with him, as he had the means of protection in his hands.

I can understand that this happened to an exchange student, as every kid born & bred in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming & Texas knows full well that every homeowner has a gun inside. it is just stupid to try to break in, steal a car or harass livestock in any of those states, because the consequences are a gunshot wound at minimum.

May 26, 2014 11:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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