Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Self-defense legal in Texas

LubbockOnline.com - Clerk not indicted for shooting robber 12/12/07 Not too surprising. This is Texas after all.
A Lubbock County grand jury on Tuesday declined to indict the store clerk who gunned down a suspected robber.

The clerk fatally shot Jesse Jermane Pearson in November after chasing him from the scene of a robbery, investigators said.
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The clerk chased Pearson north on MLK, where Pearson's vehicle broke down near the intersection of U.S. 84 and MLK.

As Pearson left his vehicle and tried to carjack the vehicle, the clerk opened fire, killing Pearson.

When officers arrived, they found Pearson inside the clerk's vehicle.
He defended himself from a carjacking. What would you have him do?

The good guys came out on top in this, and the grand jury recognized that self-defense is legal and appropriate.

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