Texas ‘stand your ground’ shooter headed to prison...may also be Zimmerman's fate as well.
There are some eerie similarities in this insolent that happen in Texas with what happen in Florida with the Martin, Zimmerman case. It is clear that both Zimmerman and Rodriguez are bullies with a gun because both went out of their way to confront unarmed persons and created their problems which resulted in the deaths of their victims. Read on...here's Rodriguez, story...
A Texas man convicted of shooting
and killing his unarmed neighbor during a dispute over loud music
received a 40-year prison sentence on Wednesday.
Raul Rodriguez, 47, faced a minimum of five years and a maximum of life in prison. He claimed he shot schoolteacher Kelly Danaher in self-defense under Texas' version of the "stand your ground" law.
But prosecutors argued Rodriguez provoked the incident
by confronting Danaher, 36, and his friends with a handgun and
demanding they quiet down at a late-night birthday party in May 2010.
The Houston case captured more
attention in the wake of Trayvon Martin's death in Florida. There,
George Zimmerman says he was being attacked and cited the state's "stand
your ground" law after shooting the unarmed teen. But prosecutors
charged him with second-degree murder.
Two dozen states reportedly
now allow citizens to stand their ground even outside their home. The
specifics vary by state, but generally justify a person not retreating
and using deadly force when a threat is perceived.
As in Florida, Texas law includes public areas, "if a person has a right to be present at a location where force is used."
But veteran attorney Andy
Drumheller told Yahoo News that the Houston jury appeared to draw a line
with Rodriguez leaving his home and going down the street.
"The law is not designed to
create this bubble that you can carry with you everywhere you go," said
Drumheller, a former prosecutor now practicing criminal defense in
Houston. "The jury's verdict is a cautionary statement on the limits of
After reading this...it clear Zimmerman is in the wrong....And this is how the court will see it in his fair trail.
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