Need a picture of a “Sympathy Meter” pegged at zero.
Lets leave the blame out of this for a minute.
This woman walked past a “Keep Out” sign toward a house where her two brothers were shot.
That doesn’t appear too bright to me.
What part of “keep out” doesn’t she understand? The same part her brothers didn’t understand/ According to the story they broke into the mans home and were found dead there.
You come into my home and you might get shot too, but I would call the police right after. Don;t know what’s with that—him not calling immediately I mean.
damn. home of Lindbergh. just down the road from my old stomping ground.. Little Falls was always a quiet little town as I recall.. sad to see the community caught up amidst such affairs but it is not uncommon across the land.. sounds like drugs played a role, the shooter/victim may have had issues as well.. CSI:Brainerd time.
Doesn’t make sense to wait 24 hours but it sounds like it was a justifiable shooting.
Of course the family members are saying they were good kids. Good kids don’t break into peoples homes.
After reading the story, this looks like a clear cut case of self defense. It appears to me that a junkie girl talked her male cousin into breaking into a man’s home and they both died for it. Then the sister of the male burglar takes the press to harass the brother of the victim (the man in jail for defending his life and home) and goes on to do the white trash version of “They wuz such goood boyz”
I remember a similar incident 41 years ago near Tulsa, OK. Some teens left school at lunch and broke into a bait shop. The owner came back from lunch and seeing the break in, he went in shooting.
No charges were pressed against him even though one teen was killed.
Well, never any way to be sure in these cases, but maybe he waited a whole day to report it because he was seriously worried what to do—afraid that the liberal authorities in Minnesota would probably try him for murder, and put him through endless legal hell.
Not that waiting a day would help, but it’s not always easy to stay cool in such a terrible situation.
Well, it’s not as if he drug them out of the house and hung them from the front gate as a fair warning to the other Yutes. I’ve often wondered what would happen to a homeowner who did that?
Money quote -
“Yes, she had an addiction problem and stuff, but that doesn’t mean she deserves to get murdered at 18 years old,” Shaeffel said. “I understand they came there to rob them, or whatever, but shoot them in the shoulder and call the cops.”
I don’t think some younger folks have a grip on personal property, private property rights and the idea that something called Laws apply to all of us.
OH, and the English shows a Public Skool edukashun.
“The Sheriff’s Office said it has received only one previous report of a break-in at the home”
” Brady started coming down the stairs, and Smith shot him with a rifle by the time he saw the intruder’s hips.
Brady fell down the stairs and was looking up at Smith when the homeowner shot him in the face.
“I want him dead,” Smith explained to the investigator for the additional shot.
Smith put Brady’s body on a tarp and dragged him to an office workshop.
A few minutes later, Smith heard footsteps above him. As in Brady’s case, Kifer too started down the stairs and was shot by Smith by the time he saw her hips, sending her tumbling down the stairs.
Smith attempted to shoot her again, but his rifle jammed, prompting Kifer to laugh.
Upset, Smith, pulled out a revolver he had on him and shot her “more times than I needed to” in the chest, he said.
Smith dragged Kifer next to Brady as she gasped for her life. He pressed the revolver’s barrel under her chin and pulled the trigger in what he described as a “good, clean finishing shot” that was meant to end her suffering.”
Well, he was a government employee, so he probably figured rules didn’t apply to him.
Something is wrong here. If a shoot a criminal breaking into my place that’s self defense. If I shoot him and then after realizing that he’s not dead I finish him off with a head shot that’s not self defense. And leaving two bodies stiffining in the basement for a day isn’t exactly normal. That he happened to have a tarp just lying around in the basement is interesting as well. I think he’s going to do some time in prison unless his lawyers can convince a jury that he was so freaked out that he simply lost his mind.