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Boy, 7, Dies In Apparent Trespass Shooting
AP Report ^ | May 09th 2009

Posted on 05/09/2009 2:19:27 PM PDT by Steelfish

Edited on 05/09/2009 2:28:24 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Gale and Sheila Muhs, seen here in booking photos, are accused of shooting two adults and two children they mistakenly believed were trespassing on their property.

HOUSTON - A 7-year-old boy who was allegedly shot in the head by a couple who thought he and three other people were trespassing on their property died Saturday, authorities said.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; ccw; childmurder; crime; rkba; shooting; trespassing
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1 posted on 05/09/2009 2:19:27 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

What a couple of beauties. I hope they fry.


2 posted on 05/09/2009 2:22:17 PM PDT by taillightchaser (!)
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To: Steelfish

Looks like these creeps will be facing murder raps with in the Texas Judicial System.


3 posted on 05/09/2009 2:22:52 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Steelfish

I’m thinking these property owners might have been a tad hasty in pulling the trigger this time.


4 posted on 05/09/2009 2:23:25 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam
I’m thinking these property owners might have been a tad hasty in pulling the trigger this time.

That is what being hopped up on meth in the backwoods of Texas will do to you.


5 posted on 05/09/2009 2:26:45 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: trumandogz

Hold Muh Beer


6 posted on 05/09/2009 2:27:47 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT 2006; now living north of Tampa Bay)
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To: taillightchaser
I hope they fry.

And when they do, "Smile I will."

7 posted on 05/09/2009 2:28:33 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: trumandogz

This has meth lab written all over it....


8 posted on 05/09/2009 2:28:58 PM PDT by texan75010
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To: trumandogz

WHOA. Something tells me these two beauties were defending their meth house from trespassers!


9 posted on 05/09/2009 2:29:53 PM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Steelfish

Facts here are skimpy; I would like to know more. First off let me say I do not believe children who trespass should be shot, but this article is thin on details.

For example, have off-roaders, these in particular, been through there before and stolen anything in the past, or committed vandalism, run down and killed livestock, etc. There isn’t much being stated in this article. Nowadays so many children accompany their parents on crime sprees, I’ve become cynical.


10 posted on 05/09/2009 2:31:05 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: Steelfish

I pray this doesn’t become another example of why “ordinary citizens” odn’t need guns!


11 posted on 05/09/2009 2:31:08 PM PDT by RebelTXRose (RESTORE THE REPUBLIC!!)
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To: texan75010

The Houston Chronicle has the most detailed story on the shooting and at last check there was no mention of a meth lab.

However, I would not be at all surprised if the shooters turned out to be meth cooks.


12 posted on 05/09/2009 2:31:24 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Steelfish

Straight out of “Deliverance”. These chunks of human debris should be put to death in Huntsville. I would not mind at all being on the jury that sentences them.


13 posted on 05/09/2009 2:32:23 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: SatinDoll

Actually, the details are quite clear, the victims were not trespassing.

And no, you cannot shoot someone simply because you think they are trespassing on your land.


14 posted on 05/09/2009 2:33:36 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: rogue yam
As Texans they failed Davy Crockett's 1st Precept - "Be Sure You're Right, Then Go Ahead!"

I am quite sure that their lawyer will come up with lots of excuses and justifications BUT I CANNOT THINK OF ANYTHING that justifies even pointing a gun at a couple of unarmed YOUNG KIDs. Since it was a shotgun, I cannot believe that these perps were not close enough to make an identification. My suspicion is a MJ Patch or Meth Lab in the area.

15 posted on 05/09/2009 2:36:26 PM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: texan75010
From the Houston Chronicle article:

Authorities are also working on getting a warrant to search the couple’s home, a small stilt house with a rebel flag. A sign posted in front is scrawled with the warning: “Trespassers will be shot. Survivers will be reshot!! Smile I will.”

16 posted on 05/09/2009 2:36:56 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Steelfish

Remember that gun ban advocate Carl Rowan shot a trespasser in Washington DC with an illegal handgun.


17 posted on 05/09/2009 2:36:58 PM PDT by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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To: Steelfish

Castle law isn’t going to apply here.


18 posted on 05/09/2009 2:37:45 PM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: Steelfish

Is trespassing “iminent threat” ... I don’t think so. Wow...to shoot because they are on your property? God bless the little boy and may he rest in peace. Hope the friend who is in the hospital recovers as well. This is too sad.


19 posted on 05/09/2009 2:44:16 PM PDT by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh - Truth, honesty and the American Way. Go Rush!!!)
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To: Steelfish
For what it's worth this is the property where the Muhs resided................... Click the following link

img src=http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/media/ALeqM5hr5DaYPaCjF5M15cVzG3Jrypd6iw

20 posted on 05/09/2009 2:45:32 PM PDT by deport
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To: trumandogz

Aticle says both 45, she looks to be in her mid 60’s. Drugs are hard on a person.


21 posted on 05/09/2009 2:45:48 PM PDT by umgud (Look to gov't to solve your everday problems and they'll control your everday life.)
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To: Steelfish

They look straight out of the movie, “Halloween.” Where is Jason?


22 posted on 05/09/2009 2:46:28 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: umgud

That’s a hard 45.


23 posted on 05/09/2009 2:46:58 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Steelfish

Doesn’t anybody just yell, “Hey! Get off muh lawn, yuh dern kids!” anymore?


24 posted on 05/09/2009 2:48:53 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: umgud

Yikes, I hope I don’t look that old in 4 months.


25 posted on 05/09/2009 2:59:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: null and void

ping


26 posted on 05/09/2009 3:02:53 PM PDT by DeLaine (Navy blue)
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To: Steelfish

My first thought on seeing the couple charged with the shooting was “Meth Heads”. Maybe in their drug induced stupidity, they figured the folks on their property were there to rob them, and didn’t bother to wait to see what the folks were actually doing before they shot them.


27 posted on 05/09/2009 3:05:23 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: trumandogz

LOL! I see I’m not the only one who assumes Meth is involved.


28 posted on 05/09/2009 3:10:44 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: deport

Is that their house/property? hmmmm

From the looks of them, they probably thought they were shooting at little green men in flying saucers.


29 posted on 05/09/2009 3:30:20 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty
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To: Steelfish

Something is not right about this. These two aren’t normal people.


30 posted on 05/09/2009 3:36:58 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Steelfish

Unfortunately this kind of vermin is now in every society.


31 posted on 05/09/2009 3:39:04 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (yEP,i)
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To: BlessingsofLiberty

That’s the house based upon the articles I’ve read.


32 posted on 05/09/2009 3:40:08 PM PDT by deport
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To: trumandogz
Authorities are also working on getting a warrant to search the couple’s home, a small shit house with a rebel flag. A sign posted in front is scrawled with the warning: “Trespassers will be shot. Survivers will be reshot!! Smile I will.”

corrected your spelling!!!!

33 posted on 05/09/2009 3:40:42 PM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: SatinDoll

The family was on a levee owned by the community property association...it wasn’t private property at all.

These people should fry for murdering a little boy for simply walking onto a levee.

Ed


34 posted on 05/09/2009 3:44:58 PM PDT by Sir_Ed
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To: SuziQ

I wonder what their teeth are like.


35 posted on 05/09/2009 3:47:21 PM PDT by ThanhPhero (di hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: trumandogz

Whoa.


36 posted on 05/09/2009 3:47:41 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trumandogz

Damn, they look like the North Ga meth heads. The sad thing is they see nothing wrong when they look in the mirror.


37 posted on 05/09/2009 3:53:26 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: trumandogz

Great Googly Moogly!


38 posted on 05/09/2009 3:54:35 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: cripplecreek

I’m sure I didn’t look that old five years ago.


39 posted on 05/09/2009 3:56:47 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Steelfish

I think the media love this kind of stories. Fools like these two can be used to make southerners/Texans and gun owners all look bad in one fell swoop. It allows them to make the bigoted generalizations they abhor in others...”Well what do you expect...they’re from TEXAS, after all...”

The perps are a couple of idiots...they’ll live to regret this one.


40 posted on 05/09/2009 4:02:42 PM PDT by Felis_irritable (Dirty_Felis_Irritable...)
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To: rogue yam

Seems that the biggest problem with meth is that it doesn’t kill nearly fast enough.


41 posted on 05/09/2009 4:03:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: trumandogz
The guy looks to have a big abscess on his cheek.
42 posted on 05/09/2009 4:10:50 PM PDT by SIDENET ("You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.")
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To: Steelfish

Common sense isn’t all that common.

If I had been shot every time I trespassed as a youth, I’d have been killed hundreds of times. I’ve walked miles and miles in a straight line, crossing property borders a number of times on one walk.

I’ve swam in other people’s ponds. I’ve used swimming holes. I’ve gone spelunking through caves. I’ve even hunted across other folks property as kids, with our 22s.

There was no malice, and in the areas where we did this, the property owners couldn’t have cared less.

How do you gun down a seven and five year old child? I’m guessing these two had the same last name before they were married. Their parents and grand-parents probably did too.


43 posted on 05/09/2009 4:14:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Obama's own grandmother says he was born in Kenya. She was there.)
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To: Steelfish
Houston area huh?

wow...

44 posted on 05/09/2009 4:20:22 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: SatinDoll
Nowadays so many children accompany their parents on crime sprees, I’ve become cynical.

Didn't take long for someone suggesting/hinting these people, and this little kid possibly deserved what they got...wow...

Tell me, what could have been their big crime while they were out in the dirt and brush?

45 posted on 05/09/2009 4:27:21 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: deport

That’s a backyard storage shed they were living in. Talk about east Texas white trash. These cornholers couldn’t even afford a mobile home.


46 posted on 05/09/2009 4:35:39 PM PDT by davetex (If it's in stock, we've got it.)
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To: trumandogz
meth

They sure look like meth is their hobby.

47 posted on 05/09/2009 4:36:55 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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To: trumandogz
I was just going to say that they look like a couple of meth heads.
48 posted on 05/09/2009 4:39:05 PM PDT by kcvl
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Here are some real beauts:

http://www.drugfree.org/Portal/DrugIssue/MethResources/faces/index.html

The two in this article look like they aren’t as far gone as these folks.


49 posted on 05/09/2009 4:43:15 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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To: Steelfish

Sheila Muhs took the first shot at the victims, then handed the shotgun to her husband Gale, who shot next, continuing to take turns shooing at the unarmed victims.

The victims were at the end of a daylong excursion on off-road vehicles through wooded paths along the Trinity River in the town of Westlake. Donald Coffee Sr., 36, his wife and two children, Donald Jr., 7 and destiny, 5 were all together in one SUV. A family friend, Patrick Cammack, 30, drove a second vehicle. An unidentified 11-year-old boy was also with the group of victims.

The Muhs shot 7-year old Donald, Jr. in his head, 5-year-old Destiny in her elbow and Donald, Sr. in the shoulder. Donald’s wife was unharmed. The family friend, Patrick Cammack was not so lucky. He was shot in his neck.

One report has Cammack fleeing in his vehicle in close pursuit by Sheila Muhs in her own four-wheeler. He abandoned his vehicle and started running for his life when Sheila Muhs shined her lights on his vehicle.

http://chattahbox.com/us/2009/05/09/texas-couple-shoots-family-for-tresspassing-including-two-kids-5-and-7-years-old/


50 posted on 05/09/2009 4:43:28 PM PDT by kcvl
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