Skip to comments.Homeowner Shoots, Kills Teen In Backyard After Break-In Attempt
Posted on 02/16/2013 6:47:30 PM PST by EXCH54FE
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) A teenager is shot to death and his friend is charged with murder, even though he didnt pull the trigger.
The circuit attorneys office issued warrants for second degree murder and attempted burglary against 17-year-old Michael Bryant.
Police say Bryant and 15-year-old Demetrius Murphy were trying to break into a home on Tennessee early Friday morning.
Investigators say the 33-year-old homeowner heard them, went outside, and confronted the suspects.
The homeowner then shot and killed Murphy.
The homeowner was questioned, but not arrested.
Under Missouri law, if someone is killed while a felony is being committed, other suspects involved in the crime can be charged with murder. Thats why the accomplice, Michael Bryant, was charged with second degree murder as well as 1st degree attempted burglary.
Murphys mother says her son was mentally disabled. She says he was coming back from the store with a friend and she has no idea how he wound up in the backyard of the home.
>>Murphys mother says her son was mentally disabled.
Obviously he was...he tried to rob someone.
Don’t do the crime.
Was the home owner a white hispanic? Then there might be some trouble.
WOW...in OREGON the homeowner would likely be in jail
Shoot his mother too!!
Typical Greek Irishman.
A memo needs to circulate around St. Louis maternity wards that the name Demetrius is now again available for use.
A young thug. Too bad the community supports this.
He was turning his life around... 3,2,1...
Hope the homeowner didn’t use an AR (AKA, “Assault Weapon”) - Missouri Democrats will be coming to take that away from him soon...
The dead perp was 15 years old and mentally disabled. I would guess that he admired his older friend, and just went along with him on the burglary attempt. Probably sounded like an exciting game.
If so, then the police are probably right to charge the older boy as responsible for his murder, because the older boy, who should have known better, led the kid into trouble.
“She says he was coming back from the store with a friend and she has no idea how he wound up in the backyard of the home.”
Did he go to buy skittles???
Uhhhh ... because he's mentally disabled and hangin' wit' bad people doin' bad things ?
He was probably mistakenly looking for a midnight basketball court.
Another happy ending.
Different play, but, same cast.
Surely you mean Amish.
Based on what charge? What about due process and the right to a trial by jury? You know, the constitutional stuff...
“Based on what charge? “
Raising a thief!!