County drops case in gun death

County drops case in gun death

There are 17 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Apr 22, 2008, titled County drops case in gun death. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Prosecutors last week dropped the case against Robert A.D. Pinos, 18, who lives in Seminole County, near Winter Park , saying he appeared to have acted in self-defense. He was arrested and accused of murder ...

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south suwannee county

Live Oak, FL

#1 Apr 22, 2008
This is the way our stand your ground law works. The police were wrong you do not have to walk or run away you have the right to defend yoursleft.
blindleadingtheb lind

Carrollton, TX

#2 Apr 22, 2008
The mere fact that he had time to "walk away to his truck" and retrieve a gun means he had time to drive away. The guy he killed was probably some scumbag anyway, but defending yourself generally doesn't involve the time to walk away and come back with a gun.
Sabaii

Debary, FL

#4 Apr 22, 2008
So what happens now to the convicted people under the old 'run away' law? The 'stand your ground/Castle Domaine Law took affect in 2005. I personally was convicted of not retreating from my own house and defending myself. I am currently on probation for another 5 years.
Stop Snitching

San Bernardino, CA

#5 Apr 22, 2008
blindleadingtheblind wrote:
The mere fact that he had time to "walk away to his truck" and retrieve a gun means he had time to drive away. The guy he killed was probably some scumbag anyway, but defending yourself generally doesn't involve the time to walk away and come back with a gun.
your dumb to believe everything thats in the "news"... robert got jumped while he was next to his car, he never had to walk anywhere, he was already next to his car so get ur facts straight before you talk.
Orlando321

Orlando, FL

#6 Apr 22, 2008
Most "news" stories have "invented" news...this has been going on since man could walk...the "public" still doesn't understand the "news" business!! Just follow politics!!! Most of that "news" is untrue and stupid people vote based on it!!!
closest friend

Mclean, VA

#7 Apr 24, 2008
It is every Americans right to defend themselves, i believe robert did the right thing it could have been him dead, I no robert personally and he is a good person and does alot for his community, he is working with fortune 1000 companies right now and finished his school, this is a clear case of self defense.
BWANG

Scottsmoor, FL

#9 Apr 25, 2008
Robbert My Dawg Always Hookin Up The K!!!!!!
just one

Fort Myers, FL

#10 Nov 20, 2008
not that it really matters now but he shot the kid over drugs so does that make it so much better.... I think not
Unkown

Lansing, MI

#11 Jan 11, 2009
Robert Pinos is government protected, none of the accuasations listed in the article are true
disgusted

Murfreesboro, TN

#12 Jul 21, 2009
i knew gary personally and what i can say is this must have been a very highly charged aurgument because ordinarily an actual fistfight would not have been in his nature(garys). i can also tell you that this Robert Pinos was posting on facebook and myspace and he was bragging that he killed gary. this was all over drugs and alot of people should be ashamed of thierselves. in this case they were both wrong and to justify any of this is a travesty and you must be this pinos friends or very young to think things are all cut and dry like that. there is a difference between protection and murder.
hahhahaha

Orlando, FL

#13 Nov 17, 2009
this man robert was a drug dealer i knew him so well used to hang out with him almost everyday...he is a cold blooded person always talked about wanting to kill somebody
tothEnd

UAE

#15 Jul 16, 2010
closest friend wrote:
It is every Americans right to defend themselves, i believe robert did the right thing it could have been him dead, I no robert personally and he is a good person and does alot for his community, he is working with fortune 1000 companies right now and finished his school, this is a clear case of self defense.
....you stupid motherF. this kid deserves to rot in jail for the rest of his life.
NRA Yes

Naples, FL

#16 Jul 16, 2010
blindleadingtheblind wrote:
The mere fact that he had time to "walk away to his truck" and retrieve a gun means he had time to drive away. The guy he killed was probably some scumbag anyway, but defending yourself generally doesn't involve the time to walk away and come back with a gun.
The other guy (now dead) could have run away when he walked to his truck to get his gun! Scumbags don't wiat for you to call time out, well maybe this one did. Anyway the right guy is dead.
JAY

East Lansing, MI

#17 Sep 24, 2010
south suwannee county wrote:
This is the way our stand your ground law works. The police were wrong you do not have to walk or run away you have the right to defend yoursleft.
The peice of shit robert pinos was waiting for gary hopkins i know I was a room mate of garys, pinos was waiting for him to get back gary knew robert had the shotgun in the car of course gary wanted to stop him from retrieving the shotgun he didnt want to get shot seminal county have let the murderer of a Innocent what is justice?
Mojo

Winter Park, FL

#18 Sep 27, 2010
Sabaii wrote:
So what happens now to the convicted people under the old 'run away' law? The 'stand your ground/Castle Domaine Law took affect in 2005. I personally was convicted of not retreating from my own house and defending myself. I am currently on probation for another 5 years.
Do you still want to kill?
Royalty

Springport, MI

#19 Apr 27, 2011
You people talk like you were there but you weren't... Although Robert is/was a drug dealer the dispute was NOT over drugs, it was over property that they had loaned one another. I witnessed it first hand and I also know that Robert was not jumped and in fact he was at Gary's place of residence waiting to confront him. The fight was over when Robert went to his car retrieved his gun returned and shot Gary with it. R.I.P GHOP.
loca_iz_mee

Baltimore, MD

#20 Feb 22, 2012
I think what happened iz he thought he was Tony Montana...a political prisoner from Cuba...he wanted his yuman rites just like the president Yimmy Carter say..

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