Skip to comments.Man faces murder charges after killing alleged robber(WV)
Posted on 08/23/2011 5:26:17 AM PDT by marktwain
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Logan County man was killed outside a Walmart store after he allegedly attempted to rob another man with a knife. The would-be victim now faces murder charges after he shot the alleged robber dead.
Shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, David Abbott, 37, of Chapmanville approached a man outside the Walmart store in the Fountain Place shopping center on Corridor G, according to Police Chief E.K. Harper of the Logan City Police Department.
Abbott threatened Jesus Canul, 26, of Logan, with a knife and attempted to rob him, according to Harper.
Sometime during the confrontation, Canul pulled out a firearm and shot Abbott in the head, Harper said.
The confrontation took place right outside the front door of the store, the chief said. Abbott ran into the store after he was shot, and collapsed inside the store, he said.
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Sounds like the charge is just procedural. He’ll walk. Even the police chief said, “Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight.”
FUBO GTFO !
Jesus and old, old, old, west Virginia family name.
Actually there is a castle law in West Virginia and a pretty strong one at that, it just became law in 2008....
On Wednesday, March 12, Governor Joe ManchinMan , (D) signed Senate Bill 145, West Virginias Castle Doctrine bill, into law. SB145 will permit law-abiding citizens to use force, including deadly force, against an attacker in their homes and any places outside of their home where they have a legal right to be. It is clearly stated that there is no duty to retreat from an attacker, allowing law-abiding citizens to stand their ground to protect themselves and their family. SB145 also protects individuals from civil lawsuits by the attacker or the attackers family when force is used.
I don't know if there is more to the story than we our hearing, or if this is a case of some anti- defense law enforcement/prosecuting attorney. In any case, the population of West Virginia tends to be as pro-self defense as deep Texas, so I don't see this going very far in the courts.
I guess the issue revolves around whether or not protecting the life of a third party is covered by the WV statute. It is in some states. Hopefully the jury will correct this error and if necessary, the legislation gets an update and the prosecutor gets fired.
And it may center on something else, picture of Latino at link.http://booneexaminer.com/
May be one of those I paid for the drugs, you did not deliver, I want my money back. Was Jesus a known drug dealer??? Cops are not saying.
Story says Abbott ran toward Wal-Mart and THEN Canul shot him. That is why he is faces charges, I guess.
Police state the CCW victim went Walmart and cashed his paycheck when he was attacked in the parking lot.
The police said that is what the shooter said, seems someone does not believe that is the whole story.
I don't think you and I are reading the same story.
If you click on the link in post 8, that is what was reported in the local newspaper. If he shot the assailant while the assailant was running away he is in serious trouble.
Was there no video in front of the store?
Check Jesus for being here legally.
Since when did West Virginia become a liberal state?
How long was Robert "KKK" Bird in office?
yes, we have the castle doctrine, but theres some question as to whether or not the robber was running away when he was shot. Either way, I think the victim was clear
I believe that the law should provide considerable leniency in interpretation in favor of the victim. Meaning, if the perp threatens the victim's life, and loses his own in the process, there are very few possibilities for a murder charge.
I'm not excessively heinous here; if the victim draws the gun on the perp, and the perp raises his hands on gets on the ground, and the victim shoots him just because he's pissed, and the terror of the moment has passed, then this is murder. But if the shot happens in the heat of battle, even the the perp had pulled away, then murder is NOT justified.
Whatever the case, WV now has one fewer scumbag running around the streets.