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Huntington shooter's statement
Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 05/18/2010 | Mark Shoffner

Posted on 05/18/2010 3:42:38 AM PDT by mshoffner

The story surrounding the shooting death of Donald Barton has divided opinions.

The admitted shooter, Cory Pinkerton, stated to Huntington, Indiana police that he, the victim and a few friends had been drinking. According to someone close to those involved, Mr. Barton said he was going to leave to cause trouble. The group tried to talk him out of it. That is when Mr. Pinkerton went upstairs, shortly returning with a loaded shotgun.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: court; gun; indiana; shoot

1 posted on 05/18/2010 3:42:39 AM PDT by mshoffner
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“Officer’s added that the hammer would have had to have been released prior to the firing of the weapon.”

Yeah, just as it would have had to have been cocked prior to being released. And the gun would have had to have been loaded prior to being fired, and all those involved were raised stupid prior to getting drunk and deciding this was a good idea.


2 posted on 05/18/2010 4:21:55 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 393)
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To: mshoffner
Natch that sis would say 'he was mentally okay'.
However, with this piece of background 'evidence'. I would beg to differ.

As anyone who would buy a piece of 'carp' like that guitar...
HAS TO BE NUTS!

Ya can't play it, ya can't sell it.
And it makes a lousy doorstop.

3 posted on 05/18/2010 4:43:28 AM PDT by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

I agree. The way it was described in the official release, sounds almost premeditated.


4 posted on 05/18/2010 4:59:37 AM PDT by mshoffner
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