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Charges await teen in fatal Indianola home invasion
Champaign-Urbana News Gazette (IL) ^ | 9/23/09 | Tracy Moss

Posted on 09/23/2009 8:17:55 AM PDT by holden

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Armed with a shotgun, wearing masks over their faces and carrying rope, the two men knocked on the door of the Taylor home. When Taylor, 58, a former part-time police officer, answered the door, the two men shoved their way inside.

The men had Taylor on the floor, strangling him, and were demanding money and the location of a safe when Taylor's wife, hearing the commotion, came downstairs and told the men she had expensive jewelry upstairs. While they were focused on the jewelry box, Taylor got his handgun. The man with the shotgun pointed it at Taylor, who opened fire, shooting the man several times.
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; crime; guns; selfdefense; teenviolence
[Sheriff Pat] Hartshorn said the results of his investigation will be turned over to the state's attorney's office, but "we haven't found anything in our investigation that (Taylor) did anything other than comply with the law."

So, I guess it's lookin' good so far!

1 posted on 09/23/2009 8:17:55 AM PDT by holden
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To: holden

Imagine going through something like that. Kudos to the lady for a very smart play. It’s always nice to have a happy ending.


2 posted on 09/23/2009 8:22:19 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: holden

Don’cha just love a happy ending?


3 posted on 09/23/2009 8:22:40 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: holden

Score one for the good guys!! close to home too. There has been a rash of home invasions and burglaries in this area, I hope this will make some of the thieves think twice.


4 posted on 09/23/2009 8:22:59 AM PDT by BobinIL
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To: holden
...the two men knocked on the door of the Taylor home. When Taylor, 58, a former part-time police officer...

The boys' first mistake.

While they were focused on the jewelry box, Taylor got his handgun...

Their second mistake.

The man with the shotgun pointed it at Taylor, who opened fire, shooting the man several times. The second man fled to the basement, and Taylor pursued, shooting him several times as well.

Three strikes, yer out!

5 posted on 09/23/2009 8:23:30 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: holden

Good shooting, Mr. Taylor. Two more worthless piles of excrement removed from the planet.


6 posted on 09/23/2009 8:24:13 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: holden

> Police later arrested the 17-year-old getaway driver
> still in the truck, and he was held Tuesday on
> preliminary charges of home invasion until formal charges
> are filed today by the Vermilion County State’s
> Attorney’s Office.

Shouldn’t the charge be murder?

If I remember correctly, if ANYBODY gets killed during the commission of a crime, the surviving perpetrators get charged with MURDER.


7 posted on 09/23/2009 8:25:08 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: holden

But in Illinois, only the law and elite can arm themselves in this fashion. Every one else are considered criminals by Illinois and/or Chicago law.


8 posted on 09/23/2009 8:26:05 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT 2006; now living north of Tampa Bay)
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To: holden

This is why I love Mississippi and the Castle Doctrine!


9 posted on 09/23/2009 8:27:18 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (No teleprompters were harmed in the creation of this post.)
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To: holden

Filed under: Work Accident.


10 posted on 09/23/2009 8:28:17 AM PDT by JPG (Obama...a 24/7 nightmare.)
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To: holden

I wonder why those criminal morons chose the police officers home? Perhaps the home looked like ‘rich’ old people lived there and an easy target not knowing the owner was an ex-police officer. They deserved what they got!


11 posted on 09/23/2009 8:29:02 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: George from New England
But in Illinois, only the law and elite can arm themselves in this fashion. Every one else are considered criminals by Illinois and/or Chicago law

Peasants don't own castles so they can't protect themselves under "Castle Doctrine" Laws.

12 posted on 09/23/2009 8:34:20 AM PDT by TYVets (Let’s Roll!!! The leadership of the GOP has no spine and no guts, but we conservatives do)
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To: holden

it’s those bored Amish yutes again no doubt..


13 posted on 09/23/2009 8:34:27 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: George from New England

Most places in Ill Noise (Chicago a significant exception), one can carry on one’s own property. In those locales, it would not have required a police officer to have played this scenario out.


14 posted on 09/23/2009 8:34:28 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Love me, love my cat.)
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To: holden

Taxpayer savings

B U M P


15 posted on 09/23/2009 8:35:06 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: holden

First rule. Have the gun in your hand when you answer the door.


16 posted on 09/23/2009 8:38:01 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (This tagline excerpted. To read more, click on MyOverratedBlog.com)
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To: holden

Went to high school with Pat Hartshorn. Good guy. I expect the former cop will be found to have acted in self defense. I always love to see criminals get their due. Two less scumbags to prey on innocent people.


17 posted on 09/23/2009 8:50:54 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Westbrook

Capital Murder


18 posted on 09/23/2009 9:06:27 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries for the American farmer.)
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To: randog; All

In a just world, people like this would get a medal for ridding society of these vermin!


19 posted on 09/23/2009 10:54:16 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: TYVets
"That rifle on the wall of the labourer's cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there." -George Orwell
20 posted on 09/23/2009 10:56:00 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Westbrook

It depends on the state.

I’m told that Texas, ironically, does not have this rule.


21 posted on 09/23/2009 11:42:18 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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