Jury finds shooter not guilty of murder

Jury finds shooter not guilty of murder

There are 29 comments on the The Times-Herald story from Sep 21, 2012, titled Jury finds shooter not guilty of murder. In it, The Times-Herald reports that:

Just moments before a mistrial was about to be declared by Judge Jack Kirby, a Coweta County Superior Court jury that had declared itself hopelessly deadlocked all day Friday found Adam Lee Edmondson not guilty of murder in the shooting death of Chris Johnson on March 31, 2012, at Newnan's Corner Tavern.

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Newnan, GA

#21 Nov 13, 2012
Yeah, that's what we need .The feds to come in here and use a civil rights clause to double jeopardize someone who has already been tried and cleared by a jury.
And everyone in Newnan needs to walk around with a baseball bat. I would love to see some thug monkey bring his bat to my gun fight .What a joke you are. I'll be the pussy with a smoking gun in my hand and I will still be alive.
According to you I guess we should go to war with bats and police officers should carry bats . Gitmo guards should carry bats and so should those standing guard walking the wall in the DMZ Korea . The SEALS that give Bin Laden his eternal dirt nap are all a bunch of pussies who ''should take self defense classes or learn to fight''.
I myself thought that guy ought to be found guilty of something cause he did not walk away. He went to his car and retrieved a weapon with the knowledge that there was going to be trouble. Both made bad decisions and now one is dead and the other got lucky. No punishment at all. I did not see a charge of carrying a firearm in a place that serves alcohol or while he was intoxicated and obviously there was not a charge of manslaughter for the jury because the prosecutors thought they had a slam dunk case of murder and they suck at their jobs.
Legend Rider

United States

#22 Nov 13, 2012
First of all, I said nothing about military or police.

I'm talking about everyday civilians being afraid and live in fear enough to have to carry around a weapon that can kill someone in an instant, then after the fact they get to live with the choice they made to take anothers life so easily.
Yes I know there are many situations where guns do come in handy.. I'm not against guns by any means. And yet again you took this to something irrelevant.

People make their own decisions, sure, our police obviously don't do their jobs to the fullest because they wouldn't be concentrated so much on harassing people who are speeding and old ladies with an old beat up car.

We live in a very sad and corrupt world.
And guns can make all the difference in many situations and yet they can cause many problems. People kill people everyday.
And yeah you can keep your gun or rifle or whatever you have to shoot someone with a lesser weapon.

It's all good.
If that's how you live, good.
Your a smart guy I can tell, stand back and shoot.

I just hope you don't run out of bullets or miss.

This conversation back and forth is done with, I'm not replying anymore because obviously you didnt get the point except to come at me with more arguments.

Good day.

Newnan, GA

#23 Nov 13, 2012
Navy SEALS ,Rangers , Marines and the police should take self defense classes or learn how to fight? I guess you think they are a bunch of pussies with a gun in their hand ?
I never said the guy should be found not guilty,the prosecutors should have given an option of manslaughter or something but they thought they had a slam dunk case and they suck at their job.
That being said it was up to one of the two to defuse the situation and it seems that neither took that option. One is dead and the other got lucky that he is not doing the rest of his life in the slammer.
concerned citizen

Crane Hill, AL

#25 Nov 27, 2012
Coweta resident wrote:
Whether the man had a "street rep" of being a gang banger &/or drug dealer, I don't feel the loss of his life is any more tragic. I don't know all the details but I did work with Chris years ago & he seemed like a very nice young man. This is a tragedy for both families. Noone has the right to judge either side until you know ALL the facts. Hearsay doesn't count as facts either. I am curious to know how the man was found not guilty when he shot him in a crowded bar??
Because that good man yall think that guy was had threatened adam the night before and said he would kill adam and and his whole family. oh yeah what a good guy he was and his girlfriend had been cheating on mister good guy with adam and played tricks on his heart oh how wonderful if she wouldnt just spread her legs maybe this wouldnt have happen.........

Newnan, GA

#26 Nov 28, 2012
Wow ,what a revelation. We find out that a white girl that is with a negro is trash?
Legend Rider

Carrollton, GA

#27 Dec 14, 2012
Were you there? Did you witness the murder of what seems to be your friend or family, aka the "murderer"?

There are consequences for every action in deed. One has already fallen. And the other will learn his.

And trying to degrade Chris with your pure arrogant comments.
I wouldn't be expecting life to treat you too well in the end.
People like you.that speak in the same way you do with all.of.this hate and going against him. For taking up for his gf because this ducking douche bag was provoking him. Hmmmm .

Put myself in those shoes and I would have shoved the gun.down the guys throat after he whipped put.his.pistol with his.one magic.bullet and made.him bite the barrel before I would ...... The .... Tri....... Of ..... The ......heater.

He would have soon been gloating with Angels or demons.

Good luck to this sorry ass excuse for a country.

If every one wasn't so Damn scared of all these ducking idiots with guns then the world.woukdnt be so bad.
Guns should be used for hunting purposes and war if necessary.
Otherwise .. be a fucking man and back up all the shot that comes out of.your mouth.
Krip Keeper

Newnan, GA

#28 Dec 17, 2012
So are you saying that the 2nd amendment was written with hunting on the minds of those stupid old white men that penned the constitution?
Tragedies happen when people abuse rights and privileges but that in no way justifies the confiscation of the rights of the people. Maybe the individual but not the people as a whole.
Lisa B

Phenix City, AL

#29 Dec 25, 2012
Oh don't fool yourself, they would walk away free but not for long.
And let me guess,he never married any of the women that bore his children? Then again that is just another stereotype , right?
haha I think your funny...... He was a great father your so white(and so am I) don't talk shit you can't back up....... Not everyone marries that had kids together your such a fool!! I will give u all the shit u said, seeing you need to in order to feel good about urself

Newnan, GA

#30 Dec 26, 2012
I guess everyone should have about half a dozen lil bastards runnin round and earth would be a better place?

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