Skip to comments.Homeowner who shot burglar gets 5 years in prison
Posted on 07/06/2011 8:25:21 PM PDT by Nachum
CHEHALIS, Wash. - An Onalaska man who shot and killed a man who he thought was going to rob him will spend more than five years in prison. Lewis County Judge Nelson Hunt sentenced Ronald Brady to the maximum possible sentence, 63 months. A jury found Brady guilty of manslaughter last month. "I think the jury missed this one," said Jack Tipping, a friend of Brady. "This is a great victory for burglars."
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How about we get the Casey Anthony Juror Bashers over here.
Maybe...just maybe...the Prosecutor is to blame?
It’s sick out there and getting sicker — Bob Grant
The guy is going to prison for being stupid.
You can not shoot people for walking up your driveway. Period.
You can’t shoot people because you think they are going to steal from you.
You can’t even shoot people that you know for a fact are going to steal from you and in most states, TX excepted, you can’t even shoot people that you catch in the act of stealing from you.
It is that simple.
Brady is stupid and stupid has consquences.
gotta know your regulations before you pull the trigger. he should have been more patient and let them enter the home and then killed them both.
>”There’s no eternal life in heaven. For you, only hell,” said Brady’s sister, Colleen Walczak.<
She said this “judge’ Hunt. Don’t worry, Colleen. What goes around comes around.
As a gun owner and full supporter of home defense with said gun I think this guy probably pulled the trigger too soon. Wait until they lift something at least. You can’t shoot people in your driveway.
In the state of Washington, you can use deadly force to conduct a citizen's arrest during the commission of a felony.
The appeal on this could be very interesting. He should have not talked to the police and then asserted he was attempting to arrest a person in the commission of a felony and they started charging him.
This is just one reason to never talk to the cops.
He should have gotten a bounty. Reduce the number of criminals, reduce the number of crimes.
We're tired of putting up with these thugs brandishing any weapon, be it knife, screw driver, crow bar, or firearm... We intend to stop them. And since the police are just minutes away... Well...
Texas excepted.... Especially after dark.
Further irony when considering that after spending so much time in prison when he gets out after 5 years - he will probably loose the house he was sent to jail for defending.
Especially the ones who are killed!
Pretty much the only way to stop these kinds of crimes is to make the criminals FEAR going on to private property.
If I were on the jury, I would have simply held out for a not-guilty (regardless of what the judge or anyone else says). The only winners when good-guys go to jail are the criminals.
Correct. Rule one on any shooting, shut up and ask for some air. Rule two, get air and ask for an attorney.
The deceased was there in fact to rob the shooter. The shooter shot the robber’s car first, the robbers did not flee, and they shined a light into the shooter’s face. I think it’s reasonable at that point for the shooter to assume his life was in danger. Peaceful robbers would have pissed their pants and fled.
“what sort of guy takes his wife with him to to commit a burglary?”
I caught 2 kids robbing my business and their mother drove them there and they used the top of her suv to go over the fence and carry the ladder they used to go down the inside and she was waiting for them to return.
Maybe he needed a driver!
The soviet socialist tyrannical state of Washington.
This should be appealed all the way to the top. The right to self defense needs to be better upheld.
Not in reference to this specific case, but I believe you are wrong. Colorado has a “Make My Day” law that provides for homeowners to protect their property, up to, and including, deadly force. According to wikipedia, 31 states have similar laws.
If someone is entering my home, and I “believe” that they are there to do me harm or steal from me, I have the right to defend myself and my property.