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No charges in Burlington shooting death of Macomb man(IA) ^ | 18 April, 2012 | JOHN MANGALONZO

Posted on 04/19/2012 12:51:05 PM PDT by marktwain

Des Moines County prosecutors will not seek charges in connection with last month's South Central Avenue shooting death of a Macomb, Ill., man, ruling the incident as justifiable homicide or self defense.

Unless new information comes in the case, police said prosecutors are standing firm in the decision not to charge anyone.

Burlington Police Department detectives, along with their counterparts from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, has completed their investigation into the March 16 shooting. Their report was sent to the Des Moines County Attorney's Office.

The shooter, Jacqueline Renee Williams, 28, also of Macomb, who also was shot to the head, survived her injuries and reportedly is back at home.

According to the report, Terrell Robert Miller, 22, and Williams were visiting friends at 165 S. Central Ave. on March 16.

That evening, the pair, who were in a relationship, argued on the home's front porch.

Detectives said Miller had a handgun during the argument and shot Williams once in the forehead. A struggle ensued, and Williams managed to take the gun away from Miller, whom she shot six times in the head.

Burlington emergency medical crews and police officers who responded to the scene shortly after 10 p.m. found Miller dead on the front porch.

Williams was located lying on the back porch.

Authorities recovered the firearm they believe to have been used. The weapon was sent to the DCI crime laboratory in Ankeny for analysis.

The state medical examiner's office ruled Miller's death as homicide.

Most people use the words "murder" and "homicide" interchangeably, but they are not the same, officials said.

Although murder and homicide are both used to describe the act of killing another human being, the circumstances surrounding the charges are different.

The easiest way to describe the differences between murder and homicide is that homicide is the killing of another human being, while murder requires the intent to kill another human being.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; domestic; ia
An unusual domestic situation.
1 posted on 04/19/2012 12:51:16 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Don’t you know the rules?

If a woman kills a man, it is because he needed killing.

Period. Case closed.

2 posted on 04/19/2012 1:09:10 PM PDT by iowamark
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