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Counselors say consequences of killing a person could be extensive

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A homeowner shot and killed 30-year-old Christopher Robinson Wednesday after he said Robinson broke into his home. Police believe Robinson stole three cars prior to the shooting.

On the KCTV5 Facebook page, many people are congratulating the homeowner for his courage, but it may take even more courage to deal with what comes next.

"It's not easy to take another life unless you are simply a psychopath and have no problem doing that," said counselor Susan Howard-Perry.

Posted by SecularMotion | Sat Sep 7, 2013, 09:19 PM (23 replies)

Drunken man arrested with gun

Police arrested a Springfield man they say broke the law by drinking several beers before hiding in the bushes in front of his house, waiting for vandals and armed with a loaded assault rifle.

The man’s attorney says the case should be thrown out.

When police arrived at the North Broadway Avenue home early Sunday morning, they found Lucas R. Burney, 33, armed with an “SKS assault rifle” with one round in the chamber and a 30-round magazine loaded to capacity, according to a probable cause statement used to file a charge of unlawful use of a weapon by an intoxicated person.

A neighbor had called police to report Burney pointing the gun at their house, according to police.

Posted by SecularMotion | Sat Sep 7, 2013, 02:48 PM (10 replies)

Ordinance outlaws fake guns where real ones are banned

The Carrollton City Council has amended the city’s firearms ordinance to make it clear that the displaying of fake or facsimile firearms are illegal in any public place.

At a regular meeting on Aug. 20, the council voted 6-0 to add wording to that was already in place that stated, “It shall be unlawful for any person to display or brandish a facsimile firearm in a public place.”

The amendment adds: “or any place a firearm is prohibited by state law within the corporate limits of the city.”

The council also passed an amendment stating, “It shall be unlawful for any person to possess a facsimile firearm in any place a firearm is prohibited by state law within the corporate limits of the city.”


Posted by SecularMotion | Sat Sep 7, 2013, 09:24 AM (6 replies)

Indictment returned in fatal shooting at Jarvisville

CLARKSBURG — A 57-year-old Salem woman was indicted Wednesday in the death of her juvenile grandson.

Tina D. Owens of Jarvisville was charged with misdemeanor involuntary manslaughter in an indictment handed up to Harrison County Circuit Judge John Lewis Marks Jr.

Owens thought she heard potential intruders outside her house and fired a .40-caliber handgun three times during the nighttime hours, Harrison Prosecutor Joe Shaffer said.

Harrison Sheriff’s Lt. P.B. McCarty, who investigated, believes one of those bullets traveled about 200 yards toward her son’s home, through the pressboard shell and a section of drywall and struck 11-year-old William Owens in his upper body.

Posted by SecularMotion | Sat Sep 7, 2013, 09:15 AM (2 replies)

Drunk man legally carrying gun picks fight with bartender

SEATTLE -- A drunk man with a legally carried pistol picked a fight with a bartender using the unimpeachable argument of "it's a free country" early last Friday in downtown Seattle, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the police report for the incident, the bartender was putting away his business' deck furniture in the 1900 block of First Avenue around 12:30 a.m. when the suspect walked up to him and started moving things around, such as the chain and poles separating the business from the sidewalk.

The bartender later told officers he asked the suspect to stop messing with things, and the highly intoxicated suspect responded by yelling, "Hey, it's a free country!"

According to the report, the bartender and suspect continued to "trash talk" while the bartender was stacking chairs. Eventually, the suspect turned things physical by pushing the stack of chairs into the bartender's face, causing a gash that would require stitches, according to the report.

Posted by SecularMotion | Sat Sep 7, 2013, 09:14 AM (6 replies)
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