Skip to comments.Veteran, 82, Shoots Pair Who Tried to Break in His Home (and faces attempted murder charges)
Posted on 09/08/2011 9:05:44 AM PDT by jacjmm
BOSTON -- An 82-year-old Korean War veteran who shot and wounded two homeless people who tried to break into his Revere home Wednesday faced charges in court.
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Evelyn O'Neil, 45, and Joseph Ross, 46, tried to break into the Calumet Street home of Charles Dicino, but the pair ran away after Dicino called police, according to the Lynn Daily Item.
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Kudos to the vet for defending his property against criminal assault.
Mr. Dicino, being a Korean War vet, should know that you never ask a boy to do a man’s job. IOW, switch to .45 ACP.
This really, really, really sucks.
82 years should be old enough to know enough to MOVE OUT of Mass. You cannot be a victim unless you die.
This is SO messed up. Why don’t regular folks take back MA? Oh, never mind they all vote for tards.
Ross, who was listed in stable condition at Massachusetts General Hospital, suffered a gunshot would to the chest, and O’Neil was shot in the leg.”
There’s your problem right there. Two of ‘em, actually. They both survived. You can get away with that in states like Texas. In liberal bastions, witnesses/perps who can look pathetically helpless in court don’t help your cause.
I’m sure MA will provide the two poor victims of gun violence with a generous welfare package to get them back on their feet over the next few years as they recover from the emotional trauma. As for the bad man with the gun, he’s likely to get life (considering his age).
Im Massachusetts you’re supposed to help them carry your stuff to the pawn shop.
This pair has been harassing Mr. Dicino for some time.
Not good. Inside the house and shooting out of a window? Seems like the perps may not have been on his property. Excessive force? Mass. gun laws too are very restrictive. They’ll be law suits coming out of this too.
He shot them with a rifle. There aren’t a whole lot of rifle rounds with less power than a .45 ACP. I guess it could have been a .22 but they didn’t mention that in the article.
Think of it as the counter-Texas.
I dont see the problem. They were using a deadly weapon and who knows what would come thru the window next. They were attacking him for heaven sakes. I call it a good shoot to the extent that he defended himself. Like someone else pointed out he did a half job.
Where the heck is he going to retreat to? If he leaves his house the bad guys get him. If he stays they burn his house down. It seems a no win situation. It sounds so good on paper but in reality its cosmically stupid. Any sane person would have done the same.
I do what I can here in MA, but the state is just hopeless. Most Republicans are beaten down and just won't discuss politics at all (and so they become invisible and it's easy to think that "no one in the state thinks like that"). Meanwhile, the Leftists are shrill and irrational at all times.
My favorite story:
I said to a neighbor, "This unemployment is really something, huh?"
Her response: "You Republicans just hate Obama because he's black."
Oooooooooookay. And I still know people who think we all have economic problems because:
A) Bush spent too much, and
B) Obama hasn't spent enough
So, Republicans (mostly) have given up here. And when we do elect a Republican, it's someone like Mitt Romney or Scott Brown. That's something, I guess, but hardly a big victory.
Myself, I would leave. My life and liberty is too valuable. How far are you from NH?
Nix on NH...head south or west.
The typical argument by MA law enforcement is, I believe, that you should run from your home to a neighbor’s house or to a nearby business or public accomodation and contact the police.
Not any more:
M.G.L.CHAPTER 278. TRIALS AND PROCEEDINGS BEFORE JUDGMENT
Chapter 278: Section 8A. Killing or injuring a person unlawfully in a dwelling; defense
Section 8A. In the prosecution of a person who is an occupant of a dwelling charged with killing or injuring one who was unlawfully in said dwelling, it shall be a defense that the occupant was in his dwelling at the time of the offense and that he acted in the reasonable belief that the person unlawfully in said dwelling was about to inflict great bodily injury or death upon said occupant or upon another person lawfully in said dwelling, and that said occupant used reasonable means to defend himself or such other person lawfully in said dwelling. There shall be no duty on said occupant to retreat from such person unlawfully in said dwelling.
IN this case, the fact that they hadn’t yet entered is probably an issue....