Skip to comments.Woman shot, killed trying to break into home(OH)
Posted on 01/25/2012 10:03:58 AM PST by marktwain
DAYTON A woman is dead following the attempted burglary of a residence on Burbank Drive, according to police.
The woman was fatally shot by the resident of 1932 Burbank Dr., after she broke in to the residence Saturday afternoon and was confronted by a resident of the home. The resident told the unarmed woman to stay put after he discovered her intruding, but the woman threw an object at him. He then shot the woman in the chest using a semiautomatic handgun, according to Dayton Police.
When asked if the resident was justified in firing his weapon, Lt. Kenneth Beall said, Its going to take more investigation and a more detailed interview to make a conclusion like that.
In the eyes of the courts, a mans home is his castle, Beall said. (But) I cant come to that particular conclusion right now in respect to this incident.
The resident was placed in police custody, but has not been charged with any crimes at this point, police said.
The Montgomery County Coroner's Office identified the woman shot and killed as Rovena Turner, 18, of Dayton. Police did not identify the resident.
It appears the two parties did not know each other, according to police.
Craig Robinson lives on Wicklow Place, about half a block from Saturdays homicide.
All my neighbors are wonderful people, he said. We look out for each other, we talk to each other. This does not make any sense.
You just don't know what someone is capable of, especially someone who has just broken into your home.
"Yes, we can."
pillow, stuffed bear??
pillow, stuffed bear??
Why does it matter if a criminal is a woman or a man? A criminal is a criminal.
Shoot them all....legally of course.
Case closed. Jury is excused...
“No more bam bam for that mama-san.”
Pity, I’m pretty sure those that knew her, or activisted for her, thought she was turning her life around, or at least, on the verge of turning her life around.
Be prepared if you ever have to resort to deadly force for self defense.
Learn to say the words I was in fear of my life and I want my lawyer now, then say nothing more. You are justified to use deadly force only when in fear of your life or the life of others with you.
Do not give anyone the opportunity to think you have a premeditated plan to kill. Do not use home reloaded ammunition. Expect to be arrested and your gun confiscated. Expect huge legal ramifications. But of course be grateful you are not the dead crime victem.
truly words to live by
This depends on the state. Even this won't do in MA, NY etc. you have to retreat from the criminal to the maximum extent possible in these police states. OTO in Texas their a$$ is yours if they break in.
No premeditation about it. If the perp has no business being in my house, I will kill him. To allow him to wander around, hurt, maim, kill my housemates or me is preposterous. If I can possibly kill him, I'll do it. He will not be a repeat offender when I get done with him.
Yep. In Texas, we shoot to kill. Even before the ‘castle doctrine’ was made legal, a prior country sheriff told my father to defend our family first. Even back then, the sheriff knew the deputies would not get there in time, except to take photos and pronounce time of death.
WE have the Castle doctrine here in Ohio and last I looked dayton was still part of Ohio....
Here in Texas the law differentiates between day light and night. But I am pretty sure you will walk if you catch a thief in your house in day light. At night Texas is almost a free fire zone, catch someone on your property at night and you walk. Nobody goes uninvited on private property at night here.
Here is GA your house and your car are free fire zones if you’re being attacked by a criminal. The car addition was prompted by a rash of carjackings about 10 years ago. Naturally the black Democrats in the legislature voted against it calling it irresponsible and racist. Oddly enough, the number of car jackings dropped somewhat despite the lies of the black democrats. Still not down to zero though periodically a criminal is denied all chance of recidivism.
It reminds me of a dressing-down that Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter (correctly, in this instance) gives to FBI Trainee Starling in The Silence of The Lambs. She was fumbling about, asking Lecter about his childhood, hinting that something amiss caused his murderous impulses. He was having none of it: You cant reduce me to a set of influences. Youve given up good and evil for behaviorism, Officer Starling. Youve got everybody in moral dignity pantsnothing is ever anybodys fault. Look at me can you stand to say Im evil?”
Evil exists. Some people just need shooting. The trick is figuring out which ones. (When they break into your house and, even when confronted by an armed homeowner, they attack with a thrown object? That’s a big clue.)
Don’t worry, they’ll dig her up in November.
Your story reminds me of a attorney boss I once had. Huge liberal on nearly every issue ... except this: He had two guns in his home and told me on a number of occasions this (closely paraphrasing):
“If I ever catch a burglar, unless he gets away so fast I can’t shoot or perhaps if he immediately prostrates himself in surrender, I will kill him. I will make sure he’s dead. I will tell the police what I need to tell them, even if it’s not the absolute truth. Because if I leave him alive, just watch: He’ll sue me — even from jail, perhaps — and force me to spend all kinds of money just to defeat his garbage lawsuit (or, worse, my homeowner’s insurance lawyers will toss him some Go Away Money, then hike my premiums).”
I always thought he had a point. I think about him sometimes and wonder if the gun-grabbing policies of the politicians for whom he invariably votes have ever prompted him to vote conservative for a change.
You know things are really screwed up when a criminal on trial for murder tells the court he’s guilty and he should be executed but the court will hear none of it.
According to police records, Turner was first arrested in 2009 for stealing $15 from a neighbor. Later the same year, she was accused of stealing money and a cell phone from a wheelchair-bound resident of a nursing home. One year later, she was again arrested for stealing $35 from a cousin. According to that police report, she told the relative she stole the money, Simply because I can.
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