Skip to comments.Ohio Burglar Sues the Victim Who Shot Him
Posted on 02/10/2010 7:28:24 AM PST by Sasparilla
A Lima, Ohio Burglar has sued the man whose home he invaded and who shot him. Nineteen year old Jack White has sued 54 year old Stephen White (no relation), saying that Stephen White shot him intentionally. The younger man says that the gunshot caused serious injuries and a disability. His medical bills have reached over $35,000.00. Stephen White had just returned to his home last February and found Jack White and two others in his yard. Jack had just broken into Stephens house and was running back to his own house nearby with a rifle and other things he had stolen from Stephens house.
The elder Mr. White chased Jack. He confronted Jack, and the rifle that Jack had just stolen went off during a struggle for it.
A Judge has sentenced Jack White to two years in prison, and told him that he had no right to be in another mans home. Jack is well on his way to being a career criminal. He has a long juvenile record that includes other breaking and entering, assaults, thefts, and criminal trespassing convictions.
To further complicate the case, Stephen White faces Felonious Assault charges and a charge of...
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Of course he shot him intentionally. Unfortuneately it wasn’t fatal.
Campaign for a castle law in your state.
Practice “Point Shooting” and there will be fewer lawsuits!
my thoughts exactly
Poor gun control = Live injured criminal
Good Gun Control = center of body mass = dead criminal
He should write the homeowner a thank-you-note for not blowing his head clean off.
“Ohio Burglar has sued the man whose home he invaded and who shot him”....
He should be sued because he didn’t kill him....
It goes way beyond that.
They were out of the “castle” and off the property.
The questions arise,
“Do citizens have a right to protect their property?”
“Do citizens have the right and obligation to stop crime?”
How does that even get allowed into court? This ain’t England.
Cheaper to pay funeral costs than medical costs.
And finish the job.
I hope it applies here.
No. He should be sentenced to weekend confinement for a year at a shooting range or until his aim improves.
Citizens do not have the right to use lethal force to protect their property. This is settle law. (Katko vs. Briney.)
Anyone can file suit against someone for anything. This appears to be a civil suit brought by the wounded home invader and it'll probably get laughed out of court.
Steven White's real concern are the criminal charges filed against him for unlawful gun possession. Sounds like he might have had a checkered past himself and, as such, is no longer allowed to legally defend himself with a firearm.
anything worth shooting once is worth shooting twice.
Is that a local law?
Because in Texas, and a few other states, you do.
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