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Man Found Not Guilty of Killing Daughter's Ex(NE)
kptm.com ^ | 9 March, 2012 | NA

Posted on 03/10/2012 9:56:38 AM PST by marktwain

OMAHA (KPTM)-A jury has found an Omaha man not guilty of murdering his daughter's ex-boyfriend.

Sidney Andersen walked out of the Douglas County Courthouse a free man Friday afternoon.

Prosecutors say he shot and killed Randall Grimm at an area grocery store in February 2011.

Andersen's lawyer said he shot Grimm in self-defense and claimed Grimm had made threats to his family and even beat his daughter.

Prosecutors say the jury found that the shooting was justified. They however believe the crime was pre-meditated since Andersen was armed with two guns and rubber gloved the night of the killing. Prosecutors also said that Andersen called investigators in Sarpy County leading up to the shooting. They told Andersen to let them handle the situation.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; domestic; ne
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Premeditated self defense?
1 posted on 03/10/2012 9:56:44 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Some folks just needs killin’.


2 posted on 03/10/2012 10:04:04 AM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: marktwain
Yeah, ain't that somethin'?

Justified and premeditated!

Yee haw!

3 posted on 03/10/2012 10:04:04 AM PST by rogue yam
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Sounds like the defense did a good job picking the jury.


4 posted on 03/10/2012 10:07:17 AM PST by beelzepug ("Blind obedience to arbitrary rules is a sign of mental illness")
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To: marktwain
Prosecutors say ... the crime was pre-meditated ...

If he was acquitted I'd say it wasn't a crime at all.

5 posted on 03/10/2012 10:08:37 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks marktwain.


6 posted on 03/10/2012 10:08:51 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Good for goose / gander ping)
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To: marktwain

a father’s work is never done


7 posted on 03/10/2012 10:12:39 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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Premeditated self defense?

All self defense is premeditated! The unpremeditated ones usually become victims.

8 posted on 03/10/2012 10:13:19 AM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: marktwain

Randall Grimm

9 posted on 03/10/2012 10:14:02 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: marktwain

When I read things like this, I ask myself as a woman, “why are women so stupid?” Why do women keep hooking up with men they know nothing about? And how about one of the latest cases where that nut of a women went running off to Aruba with some killer, a person of which she knew nothing about? Just to have some sex time? Again, her body has never been found and the killer is still free.

It goes on and on and on.


10 posted on 03/10/2012 10:15:02 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: marktwain

Actually, I just read an earlier account, and it sounds as if they were both pretty rough guys. But I guess the jury figured that the older bad actor who shot the younger bad actor was defending his daughter.

http://www.kptm.com/Global/story.asp?S=14168140


11 posted on 03/10/2012 10:18:58 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Maybe they both came armed - shootout at the OK corral?


12 posted on 03/10/2012 10:28:32 AM PST by expat1000
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To: brityank

Is not anyone who legally carries a weapon premeditating its use for self defense?


13 posted on 03/10/2012 10:29:20 AM PST by monocle
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To: Cicero

His left ear is very red. Looks as if he didn’t cooperate by removing his earring in a timely manner for the photo.


14 posted on 03/10/2012 10:31:43 AM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: marktwain

Some states, by case law, allow a person to arm themselves before meeting a potentially dangerous person.


15 posted on 03/10/2012 10:33:43 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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The gloves were a dead give away. It may have not been the law but it sounds as justice was served. On to Rush and the Slut.


16 posted on 03/10/2012 10:40:02 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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There are some critical details missing from this story.

Sidney Andersen (father) was facing two counts, “first-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony.”

The defense presented a terrifying picture into the Andersen’s lives after Sydney Andersen (daughter) broke up with Grimm. The young woman endured violence, threats and stalking that extended to her family.

Andersen had just learned that Grimm often beat his daughter, Sydney Andersen, until she had black eyes and, once, until she had passed out.

Grimm had been threatening the Andersens by text message all day, demanding money from Sydney.

Prosecutors say that’s why Sidney Andersen grabbed two guns and surgical gloves and headed to Hy-Vee, where police were supposed to arrest Grimm for making terroristic threats.

One of the guns was found near Grimm’s body, and it matched ammunition in Andersen’s home. Andersen said Grimm brought the gun and had been pointing it at him.

Police said they found a baseball bat on Grimm, still tucked into his sweatshirt.

Riley (Andersen’s lawyer) said Sidney Andersen went to the Hy-Vee to help police identify and arrest Grimm, but the police weren’t there.

Andersen said he brought a gun to protect himself and was wearing surgical gloves because Grimm claimed to have HIV. Grimm tested negative for HIV after the shooting.

Riley told the jury that Grimm probably stole the gun from Andersen’s house.

“He made a snap judgment and shot and killed the man who, within a few hours, had threatened everyone on this planet that (Sidney Andersen) loved,” Riley said of his client.

(Losing Prosecutor) MacTaggart reminded the jury that Grimm wasn’t on trial.

“I kind of felt like this was prosecutor Riley prosecuting State v. Randall Grimm,” he said.


17 posted on 03/10/2012 10:43:24 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Van der Sloot.
They got him; he’s in prison:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/01/13/joran-van-der-sloot-to-be-sentenced-for-murder-peruvian-woman/


18 posted on 03/10/2012 10:44:39 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: monocle

Is not anyone who legally carries a weapon premeditating its use for self defense?


In the ‘big picture’ I would imagine it is a big YES.
The only reason I carry is so I will be prepared in the event I ‘need’ something.

That appears to be the true definition of premeditation.
Or, for those in Rio Linda, BE PREPARED.

Also, if a person takes a weapon or two and a whole passel of ammunition and opens fire on a crowded avenue, OF COURSE he is ‘crazy’, a sane person would not be so inclined - Unless you really, really wee weed someone off.


19 posted on 03/10/2012 10:46:26 AM PST by xrmusn ((6/98) Don't ask me to steal FOR you and chances are pretty good I won't steal FROM you.)
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To: carriage_hill

No, there’s another one since Van Sloot....unbelievable, but true.


20 posted on 03/10/2012 10:48:56 AM PST by jennings2004 (57 states? Kansas or Texas? American geography is so complicated....:)))
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