Pensioner arrested for murder

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  1. Mike D

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    But it isn't just common sense when it comes to law in particular when someone is killed. He was defending himself I agree but at the same time but there is a fine line and I am certain that this will come up in the court case.
     
  2. Mike D

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    But only 2 possibly 3 people really know what happened that day and 1 of them is now dead. All we are going off is what is being published in the media which is heavily on the pensioners side obviously.
     
  3. Mike D

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...Coghlan-walks-free-murder-charge-dropped.html
    And my question to you is what is reasonable force? Apart from the stab wounds was there any further injuries sustained? The assumption is that this was just an unlucky strike for the burglar that he got stabbed in the wrong place.

    The moral case is clear the legal is not so clear. But a few years back and not exact same circumstances but do you remember this case

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...Coghlan-walks-free-murder-charge-dropped.html

    Just putting it out there that there could be more to this than meets the eye?
     
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  4. BimboBob

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    Shut up you teutonic twat!
    The law have already come down on the side of the pensioner saying he will face no charges relating to this incident. Two pikeys break into his house with intent to rob armed with at least one screwdriver. The homeowner confronts them and in the struggle one of the robbers is fatally stabbed with his own screwdriver. it wasn't premeditated. He was just defending his property and his disabled Wife.

    The law is on his side. I would imagine that when they arrested the pensioner he went over and over what happened. Then they released him. That is reasonable force.

    I would also imagine that Tony Martin who shot at and killed one of the two burglars trying to break in a few years ago crossed over the line and was subsequently jailed especially as one of them died from gunshot wounds whilst trying to get away.
     
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    That's why it's left open to be judged on a case by case basis.
     
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    In the vast majority of arrests on suspicion of murder, only 2 or 3 people know what took place and 1 is dead. We judge on the evidence available, the motive, the means and the circumstance.
     
  7. Dubai Blue

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    What court case? He's not been charged and isn't going to be.
     
  8. Mike D

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    You are right the law is on his side but that doesn't mean that this may be challenged?
    At present he isn't but until the inquest has been finalised into the cause of death then that can't be ruled out? If the pathologic finds something that brings into question the pensioners story of the events then ?
     
  9. Nebuchadnezzar

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    If you break into someone's house and get hurt or worse, its absolutely what you deserve.

    I understand the family of the criminal being sad at his death, but imagine the bare faced cheek of setting up a shrine outside a place where your relative was killed for trying to break in.
     
  10. worsleyweb

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    That's it in a nut shell. If someone broke in my house I would do the same.
     

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