Skip to comments.Jury finds Roderick Scott not guilty (indicted for self-defense shooting)
Posted on 12/20/2009 7:30:08 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
Rochester, N.Y. After nearly 20 hours of deliberating, a jury has found Roderick Scott not guilty of manslaughter.
Scott says he never meant to shoot and kill 16-year-old Christopher Cervini in April, when he caught the teenager and two others breaking into cars in his neighborhood.
Scott faced a charge of first-degree manslaughter. His trial in state Supreme Court began Nov. 30.
Scott says Cervini threatened him and he fired his gun in self-defense....
Assistant District Attorney Julie Finnochio said she respects the verdict and recognizes that it was a difficult case.
"I just hope it's not a message to the community that you have the right to shoot a 17-year-old unarmed kid for trying to break into a car," she said.
But Scott's attorney John Parrinello hopes it does send a message.
"That people that are out there take responsibility like Rod did that night," Parrinello said. "As I said, he was being a good neighbor and in an instant your life can change."
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Hmmmm....Apparently you have some information that the jury did not have...Maybe you ought to have gone to the prosecutor with said evidence and prevented this (in your mind) miscarriage of justice..
In the same spirit of the key knowledge that you have, I KNOW that these kids were going to beat this man to death, mutilate his body and then burn down his house with his wife and kids inside.../sarc
What a Nation of wimps this has become!
There’s no mention that Scott was a black man or that Cervini was a white teenager!
He used deadly force to defend himself .... after he went out and informed the 3 little angels that he'd called the police the dead one (drunk at the time) rushed him.
Wow, a response from a 2009 post - don’t even remember the case.
I certain wahtever I said was brillieant though, because I wasn’t old and senile four years ago.
Indeed not. And notice that the vast majority of people here defended the black man, yet the libs say conservatives would have made the case different if the reverse occurred. Where were the white riots? Where was the media on this?
Sorry, I've been in a bourbon induced coma since Joe Cada won the World Series of Poker in November .... just woke up.