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Deputies: Girl killed during Anderson Co. home invasion
Fox21 Greenville, South Carolina ^ | July 09/2012 | Casey Vaugn, Aaron Barker, Jade Hindman

Posted on 07/10/2012 5:30:57 AM PDT by John 3_19-21

Anderson County deputies said that a girl who was shot and killed during a home invasion Sunday night was participating in the crime when she was shot.

The shooting happened at 11:05 p.m. at 506 Burris St.

When deputies arrived at the home, they said they found the victim sitting near a gun and a woman lying on the ground with a bullet wound to the stomach.

The man told deputies that the three people forced him and his girlfriend onto the floor. He said that he was hit in the head with a gun after the group forced their way inside.

Deputies said that the man was held at gunpoint by the girl, while two men ransacked the home. They said that the man tackled the girl, and she was shot in the stomach during a struggle for the gun.

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The video at this story is the bigger issue. The mother of this unfortunate dead young girl seems to be wanting a Trayvon Martin - media response for the criminal actions of her daughter.
1 posted on 07/10/2012 5:31:04 AM PDT by John 3_19-21
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To: John 3_19-21
Meanwhile Puckett's mother, Latitiah Jones, is heartbroken and looking for answers as to how her daughter, who she describes as a shy and smart student, could have been involved in a home invasion turned fatality.

"How could you do a 17-year-old child like that? How could you stuff my baby with that many bullets? How could you do that and lay down at night," asks Jones.

It sounds like the mom is describing someone else's kid. How could you raise her and not know her? How did the girl's father describe her?

2 posted on 07/10/2012 5:39:58 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: John 3_19-21

It is easy to go astray, and some die before they find their way on track, before they sort out the mess they’re born into.
Seventeen...
God’s mercy be on them. Prayers for her soul and her mother’s too.


3 posted on 07/10/2012 5:44:51 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income.)
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To: John 3_19-21
The perp's mother has gone out on a limb and it will likely be cut off behind her, as the police know the identities of the two male perps.

NP prediction here: they are "black" and have records of violence, drugs, no jobs and attitudes like mom's.

We'll see if we get media commentary on why mom let daughter truck with the male perps.

4 posted on 07/10/2012 5:54:11 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: John 3_19-21
I don't post very often but after seeing this story on my local news I was absolutely gobsmacked by this dead girl's mom's reaction.

It seemed like a call to action/press conference rather than a grieving mom.
5 posted on 07/10/2012 5:55:27 AM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Stand for something, or fall for anything.)
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To: Lady Lucky

Amen


6 posted on 07/10/2012 5:59:09 AM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Stand for something, or fall for anything.)
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To: John 3_19-21
What a poorly written story! I could not make heads or tails of what happened by reading it. A somewhat better account (sans mom's reaction) is here: Teen girl killed in west Anderson home invasion
7 posted on 07/10/2012 5:59:28 AM PDT by jboot (Galt by default.)
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To: John 3_19-21
a girl who was shot and killed during a home invasion Sunday night was participating in the crime when she was shot

How about, "A participant in a home invasion, who was shot by the intended victim, happens to have been a 17-year-old female."?

8 posted on 07/10/2012 6:00:29 AM PDT by Tax-chick (And I'm like, "So we die. Whatever.")
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To: John 3_19-21
Teenagers do stupid things. Some very stupid.
Drive too fast, drink too much, use drugs, break into a house.
Some stupid things are fatal.
I'm not going to call it a mistake, she must have known she was doing wrong.
I can understand her parents are hurting. They would have hurt just as much if she had wrapped her car around a tree.
But then they would have nobody to blame.

9 posted on 07/10/2012 6:01:15 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Lady Lucky
It is easy to go astray, and some die before they find their way on track

Life is a series of decisions. Everyone makes some good ones and some bad ones with some sort of consequence for every one. Most decisions have minor consequences (comments like "Your mother dressed you funny this morning" when you choose to wear that purple paisley tie) and many times the bad ones only hurt your finances or quality of life.

However, chosing to be part of a home invasion crew has got to be one of the dumbest choices you can make. I have no sympathy for the girl. 17 is old enough to know the difference between right and wrong, good and evil. She knowingly chose wrong and evil and was willing to inflict harm on someone else. She suffered the consequence of her decision. Her mother is likewise a fool for trying to blame someone else for her daughters fate. If she insists on blaming someone else, let her try looking the the mirror first.

10 posted on 07/10/2012 6:04:03 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: John 3_19-21
John 3_19-21 we must be in the same area. I saw that last night on the news and after hearing the momma I was like WTF?

I sure hope the victims aren't white or they are in some deep crap!

12 posted on 07/10/2012 6:05:21 AM PDT by Johnny_cash
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To: John 3_19-21
If you have never been informed that your child is dead, by whatever method, then you have no idea how you would react. The mother was in shock and that shock lasts for a while. She will grieve in what you consider a normal way eventually.
13 posted on 07/10/2012 6:05:56 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: jboot

Somewhat better? I’ll take your word for it.

“The other two men and Pierce’s girlfriend fled the home after the shooting, the report says.

Puckett and Pierce were taken away in separate ambulances.”


14 posted on 07/10/2012 6:09:43 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: John 3_19-21

“How could you do a 17-year-old child like that? How could you stuff my baby with that many bullets? How could you do that and lay down at night,” asks Jones

I can understand how a mother would feel this way, in private.

But if she’s going to spew this nonsense publicly, my only reaction is “Shut your fat face and own up to the mistakes you made.”


15 posted on 07/10/2012 6:09:51 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Future generations will curse what we've done to them.)
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To: John 3_19-21

How long before Messy Jackson and Al Charleton jump on the mothers bandwagon? Not long.


16 posted on 07/10/2012 6:11:49 AM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: 1010RD

If she hadn’t tried to rob somebody’s house, she wouldn’t be dead. Would Mom like it if three people invaded her house with guns, hit her on the head, made her get down on the floor, etc. Mom should raise her kids not to act stupid.


17 posted on 07/10/2012 6:14:57 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"How could you do a 17-year-old child like that? How could you stuff my baby with that many bullets? How could you do that and lay down at night," asks Jones.

Easy. I'm between them and my family. I could kill without pity, mercy, or regret in their defence.
18 posted on 07/10/2012 6:15:54 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: BitWielder1
I can understand her parents are hurting. They would have hurt just as much if she had wrapped her car around a tree. But then they would have nobody to blame.

Oh, sure they would. Blame the car manufacturer, blame the designer of the road, blame whoever didn't cut the tree down, blame whoever sold her alcohol, blame the phone manufacturer because it was possible for her to talk/text while driving ...

If you're a person who doesn't accept responsibility, then you're a person doesn't accept responsibility (for yourself or your child), no matter what the reality of the situation is.

19 posted on 07/10/2012 6:16:38 AM PDT by Tax-chick (And I'm like, "So we die. Whatever.")
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To: John 3_19-21

I have some advice for black teenagers and their parents: if you don’t try these kinds of things, you won’t get shot. We will defend ourselves.


20 posted on 07/10/2012 6:17:26 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: jboot

Oh, this is a different bimbo. I thought it was more about the one in Fort Worth.

Is it open season on 17-year-olds or something?


21 posted on 07/10/2012 6:17:44 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: mardi59
How long before Messy Jackson and Al Charleton...

You mean neither of them were at the initial presser? Guess they're slowing up in their old age!

22 posted on 07/10/2012 6:18:18 AM PDT by ssaftler (Obama 2008: "Hope and Change" Obama 2012: "Excuses and Blame")
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To: John 3_19-21

The girl was trying to get over.


23 posted on 07/10/2012 6:18:18 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: jboot

Oh, this is a different bimbo. I thought it was more about the one in Fort Worth.

Is it open season on 17-year-olds or something?


24 posted on 07/10/2012 6:19:24 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: 1010RD

“How could you do that and lay down at night”

Very easily, if it was a question between the lives of home-invading thugs and the safety of my family, the thugs’ lives are simply forfeit.


25 posted on 07/10/2012 6:21:01 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Tax-chick
Oh, sure they would.

Yes but it would not be as much fun as blaming guns and it would not generate any headlines.

26 posted on 07/10/2012 6:22:58 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: ssaftler

I’m sure they will be at the next one. They don’t show-up until the crowd is larger and riled enough to riot. If they aren’t riled, Messy and Al will see that they are.

With Trayvon (best Jackson Lee voice) it was Hoodies and skittles. What will it be with this innocent (snicker) young girl? Hair extensions, long fake nails? I can’t wait to find out. Stay tuned.


27 posted on 07/10/2012 6:28:29 AM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: 1010RD
"How could you do a 17-year-old child like that? How could you stuff my baby with that many bullets? How could you do that and lay down at night,"

Easy.
If I have control of the weapon we're fighting over, I just keep pulling the trigger until she, who would do the same to me, lets go.

28 posted on 07/10/2012 6:29:11 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of NO! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: BitWielder1
it would not be as much fun

True, and much harder to gin up a mob attack on the scapegoat, if it's a tree. Could be done, though, if someone could find a racial angle on it.

I'm rather in awe of the question, "How could you stuff my baby with that many bullets?" when it appears there was just one shot. In addition to the astounding disconnect from reality, there's a real visual and even tactile brilliance to that line. If you had a beanbag toy, only instead of beans there were bullets inside, you could feel and hear the metallic friction, and even smell metal, rather like having a sock full of pennies.

29 posted on 07/10/2012 6:29:29 AM PDT by Tax-chick (And I'm like, "So we die. Whatever.")
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To: John 3_19-21
When deputies arrived at the home, they said they found the victim sitting near a gun and a woman lying on the ground with a bullet wound to the stomach.

I'm glad the journalism major used the term "victim" for the correct person in the story!! Maybe there are a few intelligent ones out there!!

30 posted on 07/10/2012 6:29:35 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: from occupied ga

That’s ok, I have enough sympathy for both of us. There are plenty of people in this world who sin, even though they know the difference between right and wrong, and know it more firmly than a girl of 17.
Sometimes we sin anyway.
Sometimes God gives us the earthly time to figure out how to avoid great sinning and find Him. I am sorry this poor fool didn’t get that time.


31 posted on 07/10/2012 6:30:35 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income.)
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To: John 3_19-21
Here's more of the little mutant: Youtube

I'm not twitchy enough to find her alleged Twitter page. I'm sure it's a potty-flavored winner.

32 posted on 07/10/2012 6:31:21 AM PDT by jboot (Galt by default.)
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To: listenhillary
Puckett and Pierce were taken away in separate ambulances.

The dying perp (Puckett) and the injured victim (Pierce) were transported in seperate ambulances. I'm not sure why the reporter felt the need to include this irrelevant detail.

In the Fox story I couldn't even tell how many women had been shot, so this story is a little better. But it isn't going to win any awards.

33 posted on 07/10/2012 6:36:22 AM PDT by jboot (Galt by default.)
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To: jboot
http://www.independentmail.com/news/2012/jul/09/anderson-teenager-was-killed-sunday-shooting/?partner=popular

Much better written story.

There is not enough information to determine what happened here. Doesn't sound like your typical “home invasion”. I think these people knew each other. Was the girl a villain or a pawn? Wait for more details. Opinions may change.

The grieving mother was so depressed that she took the time to get all “dolled up” (term used loosely) before she went on camera.

34 posted on 07/10/2012 6:37:58 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: John 3_19-21

My first thought was to wonder what exactly would have happened to the victims huddled on the floor with a gun to their heads if he had NOT taken the gun away from the armed intruder?


35 posted on 07/10/2012 6:37:58 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: 1010RD

I checked to see if there is any info on the perp, to see what she really looked like at 17, instead of the “precious baby” photos that mom will give the press, and found this interesting tidbit:

http://www.independentmail.com/news/2009/jan/16/teachers-pay-it-forward-anderson-school-district-5/

“Southwood Middle School sixth grade student Emani Puckett, left, waits for a school bus Friday ...”

Now, that’s from January 2009, and it says she was in the sixth grade. That’s pretty unusual, to be 13-14 years old and still in the sixth grade.


36 posted on 07/10/2012 6:41:56 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: popdonnelly

Pop, you win today’s Trayvon (Copyright) Hoodie.


37 posted on 07/10/2012 6:45:46 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and FU Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: PLMerite
If the 17-year-olds are home invaders, sure is.

The tragedy in this story is that the two other perps are still on top of the land.

38 posted on 07/10/2012 6:46:02 AM PDT by jboot (Galt by default.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
Pointing a loaded gun at someone while said someone is being robbed is.... Hell, for the life of me, I cannot understand why anyone would get sore about that, even with the bonus of getting pistolwhipped and robbed thrown. The guy should have considered it an honor, his contribution to society. And should they have decided to kill him to eliminate witnesses, he should have been honored to do his part in fighting the overpopulation of the Earth.

But, as the old saying goes, "You gotta bring ass to get ass". She brought it but she was just a littil light in the ass department. And despite what the bleeding hearts say, I doubt that this was her firt rodeo.

39 posted on 07/10/2012 6:46:14 AM PDT by sport
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To: jboot

She looks like a tattooed gang-banger.


40 posted on 07/10/2012 6:46:50 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Boogieman

Ah, 6th grade. The happiest 4 years of my life.


41 posted on 07/10/2012 6:47:35 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and FU Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: Paladin2

Acted like one, too.


42 posted on 07/10/2012 6:52:31 AM PDT by jboot (Galt by default.)
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To: faucetman

That one is better. But I’m not sure the details of who-knew-who-when make much difference in the moral outcome. Even if this turns out to be a reprisal for some earlier slight, what of it? Home invasion is a bad strategy for solving disputes. Lastly, a pawn pointing a gun at me is a villain.


43 posted on 07/10/2012 7:00:07 AM PDT by jboot (Galt by default.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"How could you stuff my baby with that many bullets? "

It was only 3.

How old is her joMama?

44 posted on 07/10/2012 7:03:33 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: John 3_19-21

If the homeowner had not resisted and killed the one with the gun to his head, would the homeowner and his girlfriend now be dead? Home invasions are one of the worst types of crimes and often end in serious injury and death.


45 posted on 07/10/2012 7:13:31 AM PDT by Gritty (What we've got is war,... a war between the taxpayers and the tax-eaters - Wes Pruden)
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To: jboot

The article look like a bad copy and paste job

It started the paragraph with “The man told deputies “ with out informing the reader who the man is. Apparently theres A man and woman at a house and 3 intruders (2 male and the female victim) came in. The girl held the man and the woman at gun point while the 2 other male ransacked the house


46 posted on 07/10/2012 7:22:43 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Hey, when you are a wanna be hood, out “keepin’ it real”,some times it gets a little too real.


47 posted on 07/10/2012 7:34:33 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Lady Lucky
Sometimes we sin anyway.

Of course we do, but then we shouldn't blame others for the consequences of our actions. By chosing to participate in an armed robbery where the victim could easily have been murdered, she chose to be a potential murderer. In fact, it was only her bad luck and the victim's good luck that she was killed in struggling for the gun rather then her victim. You can be as sympathetic as you want, but I save my sympathies for the victim here, not the criminal.

On a similar note, do you sympathisize with Osama Bin Laden mass murderer of 2000? No? If not, where do you draw the line. Does someone who only murders a couple of people deserve sympathy? Does someone who tries to murder someone else but gets killed instead deserve sympathy? Not being a smart ass here genuinely want to know.

48 posted on 07/10/2012 7:40:42 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Lady Lucky

What I’ll pray for is for our great Country to be rid of scum like this. Any Holder’s people family connected in any violent crime, need to be one way tickets back to their Motherland.


49 posted on 07/10/2012 7:41:43 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: 1010RD
How did the girl's father describe her?

He has to be identified first. And for 17 years baby-momma hasn't remembered a thing about that night. There were so many....

50 posted on 07/10/2012 7:43:21 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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