Skip to comments.Autopsy Finds Slain Robbery Suspect Who Allegedly Begged For Her Life Wasn’t Pregnant
Posted on 07/25/2014 5:32:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Long Beach homeowner Tom Greer, 80, told a TV station he began firing after his collarbone was broken during an assault by the woman and a man that Greer discovered in his home.
Greer said he fired at the burglars inside and outside his home, even though the female burglar told him not to shoot because she was pregnant.
An autopsy has confirmed Miller wasnt pregnant, Los Angeles County coroners spokesman Ed Winter said Friday.
Under California law, homeowners have a right to protect themselves with deadly force inside their homes and in the immediate vicinity such as a patio if they feel they are in imminent danger of great bodily injury or death, said Lawrence Rosenthal, a former federal prosecutor and who teaches law at Chapman University.
But this case enters a gray area because Greer, by his own account, chased the burglars and fired at them outside his home as they were fleeing, Rosenthal said.
Prosecutors will have to decide if the evidence shows the immediate threat had subsided by the time Greer fired again, or if he still could reasonably fear for his life.
As a technical matter, this would be a homicide, possibly second-degree murder or voluntary manslaughter, but that doesnt mean that you should charge everything thats technically an offense, Rosenthal said.
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u mean she lied?
Gee, I’m stunned that a lying sack of garbage burglar who willingly beats up an old man would lie to try and save her pathetic existence. Good on Gramps for taking her out with a double tap. Next time, get a higher caliber.
I cannot believe a burglar would lie!
He should get a commendation, an award, a medal and a cash prize.
Obviously, not her first rodeo. But it was her last.
The female who took the unusual step of burglary also took the totally usual female step of fibbing about pregnancy?
And behold the homeowner fool who self-incriminates even for stuff he DID NOT do —just wow.
It’s like he HATES owning stuff, soon to be rectified in court.
Not illegal in Texas.
The goblins may have been running to the car to get a gun.
This isn't Texas. It's California.
Wait how can this be..you mean a THIEF actually LIED..nah can’t be they are such honest folks
“Wait how can this be..you mean a THIEF actually LIED..nah cant be they are such honest folks.”
Thiefs are so honest if we had more laws against stealing they would certainly stop stealing and become pillars of the community...
Meth heads. Can’t say I think the world is worse off without her.
This is not a self-defense case and we diminish our fight for rightful self-defense by applauding vengence here.
I thought the guy was in the wrong initially, but now it is sounding more and more like a good shoot.
I still don’t think he going to get away with shooting her in the back, though.
Is that what he did? I didn't read anything about him shooting her while she was on the ground.
Late life abortion.
Stupidity doesn’t seem to have antidote and always follows Darwins Law.
Career criminals 50+ years younger than the real victim, the man’s property had been burglarized three times prior (he now thinks by these two), they assault him & break his collarbone, adrenaline rush, he acts in seconds to stop them.
If the stupid DAs charge him instead of giving him a medal, there is no justice.