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    Question Pistol Packing Jogger NOT charged for shooting teen

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/01/12...shooting-teen/

    A pistol-packing jogger in Florida won't be charged for shooting and killing a teenager who attacked him during a midnight run. Prosecutors said Tuesday they are convinced Thomas Baker acted in self defense when he fired eight shots at 18-year-old Carlos Mustelier near Tampa in November . Prosecutors say Florida's "stand-your-ground" law was a factor in their decision. The law, passed in 2005, gives people the right to use deadly force as long as they "reasonably believe" it is necessary to stop another person from hurting them. Baker told police he reached for his gun when the teen punched him in the face. Baker has a concealed weapons permit. The teen was hit four times in the chest, BACK and BUTTOCKS. He died at the scene.

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    Someone care to explain why he wasn't crucified? He shot a teen who punched him, in the back and buttocks. I was always taught if you even make one mistake, one shot hits the back of a SHOULDER as an assailant turns you will be charged for murder. As the turning around indicates the attacker is no longer an immediate threat.

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    Default Re: Pistol Packing Jogger NOT charged for shooting teen

    Rules are written in the stone,
    Break the rules and you get no bones,
    all you get is ridicule, laughter,
    and a trip to the house of pain.

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    Default Re: Pistol Packing Jogger NOT charged for shooting teen

    He wasn't crucified because FORTUNATELY he got a jury that fully understood the "stand your ground" doctrine. He wasn't crucified because he WAS acting in self-defense.

    The fact that some of the 8 shots he fired (4 which struck) hit the criminal in the back and butt doesn't negate the fact that the man was attacked and he was shooting to stop a threat to his life. 2 shots may of been to the chest first, then as the teens body "spun" the man continued to fire more shots.

    We were not there. The jury had more facts. Thankfully an victim did not become the criminal (this time).
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    Default Re: Pistol Packing Jogger NOT charged for shooting teen

    Thank you, I only ever check the york thread.

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    Default Re: Pistol Packing Jogger NOT charged for shooting teen

    Quote Originally Posted by CenterTree View Post
    He wasn't crucified because FORTUNATELY he got a jury that fully understood the "stand your ground" doctrine. He wasn't crucified because he WAS acting in self-defense.

    The fact that some of the 8 shots he fired (4 which struck) hit the criminal in the back and butt doesn't negate the fact that the man was attacked and he was shooting to stop a threat to his life. 2 shots may of been to the chest first, then as the teens body "spun" the man continued to fire more shots.

    We were not there. The jury had more facts. Thankfully an victim did not become the criminal (this time).
    I don't believe a jury ever heard this because he was never charged for shooting.
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