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Posted on 05/09/2009 2:19:27 PM PDT by SteelfishEdited 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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What a couple of beauties. I hope they fry.
Looks like these creeps will be facing murder raps with in the Texas Judicial System.
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.
Hold Muh Beer
And when they do, "Smile I will."
This has meth lab written all over it....
WHOA. Something tells me these two beauties were defending their meth house from trespassers!
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.
I pray this doesn’t become another example of why “ordinary citizens” odn’t need guns!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Authorities are also working on getting a warrant to search the couples 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.
Remember that gun ban advocate Carl Rowan shot a trespasser in Washington DC with an illegal handgun.
Castle law isn’t going to apply here.
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.
Aticle says both 45, she looks to be in her mid 60’s. Drugs are hard on a person.
They look straight out of the movie, “Halloween.” Where is Jason?
That’s a hard 45.
Doesn’t anybody just yell, “Hey! Get off muh lawn, yuh dern kids!” anymore?
Yikes, I hope I don’t look that old in 4 months.
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.
LOL! I see I’m not the only one who assumes Meth is involved.
Is that their house/property? hmmmm
From the looks of them, they probably thought they were shooting at little green men in flying saucers.
Something is not right about this. These two aren’t normal people.
Unfortunately this kind of vermin is now in every society.
That’s the house based upon the articles I’ve read.
corrected your spelling!!!!
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.
I wonder what their teeth are like.
Damn, they look like the North Ga meth heads. The sad thing is they see nothing wrong when they look in the mirror.
Great Googly Moogly!
I’m sure I didn’t look that old five years ago.
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.
Seems that the biggest problem with meth is that it doesn’t kill nearly fast enough.
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.
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?
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.
They sure look like meth is their hobby.
Here are some real beauts:
The two in this article look like they aren’t as far gone as these folks.
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. Donalds 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.