Man cleared in Riverside shooting death

Man cleared in Riverside shooting death

There are 11 comments on the The Huntsville Item story from Nov 28, 2007, titled Man cleared in Riverside shooting death. In it, The Huntsville Item reports that:

“The law of self-defense is clear (and) from the evidence Mr. Bratton came there as the aggressor”

A man who shot another in Riverside in an apparent self-defense case has been acquitted of any charges in the incident. via The Huntsville Item

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Huntsville Item.

4 sisters

New Caney, TX

#1 Dec 12, 2007
this shooting was not self-defense Jerry Bratton had a cell phone in his hand, and the shooter and Jerry were known to each other, for the complete story and the facts in this case please go to Huntsville itemonline community forum, and look for Jerry's story posted by 4sisters. The shooter was not acquitted he was no-billed by the grand jury.

Since: Dec 07

Huntsville, TX

#2 Dec 13, 2007
and a knife in the other, hummmm.....
4 sisters

New Caney, TX

#3 Feb 5, 2008
Abbie Wettlers wrote:
and a knife in the other, hummmm.....
no his knife was in his pocket, it was a small pocket knife, like most men carry.
4 sisters

New Caney, TX

#4 Feb 5, 2008
we have a copy of the full police report which includes Tennants statement, and there are some very interesting comments made by Tennant. We have had a judge in another county look at the report and in his opinon Tennant should be tried for murder, most of the Walker Co sheriff dept believe so too. It helps to have friends that have friends in the police dept.
Debra

Houston, TX

#5 Jul 17, 2008
I have read several newspaper articles and agree that the grand jury should be presented the evidence and if they return a bill then he should be charged and put before a trial jury.
lol

Georgetown, TX

#6 Jul 18, 2008
why are you all bickering over this stuff.the mans walking.....away from it.its huntsville,tx and like all small towns shit gets swept up.lol

“"Yea, Im a smartalec..."”

Since: Jul 08

Huntsville, TX

#7 Jul 22, 2008
Its not at all the full story... If you do know the full story HONESTLY, its a bit more justified!
4sisters

New Caney, TX

#8 Jul 24, 2008
Avasmama wrote:
Its not at all the full story... If you do know the full story HONESTLY, its a bit more justified!
oh we know the full story, and the full story has caught the attention of 2 major organizations who have taken over the investigation of this case,where the sheriff dept and the county DA failed they are succeeding thank you
4sisters

New Caney, TX

#9 Jul 24, 2008
I don't believe that anyone here is bickering over this case, it is a tragedy that out justice system is failing victims everyday. It is sad indeed when a victim or in this case the family of a murder victim has to begin their own investigation to see that justice is done. It is our sincere hope that none of you here are forced to be in the same position some day.
4sisters

New Caney, TX

#10 Jun 22, 2009
UPDATE: we are still investigating Jerry's murder,
and we now have a new ally, we should have some positive news soon.
The Whole truth

Montgomery, TX

#11 Nov 6, 2010
Just to set the record straight- the man that killed Jerry- just happened to be the xhusband of the woman that Jerry had dated for a short time..the man was angry because of the relationship and the woman enjoyed the attention and jealousy of two men.. The knife in Jerry's pocket was one of the smallest Gerber pocket knives made, found in his "Pocket"...The man that killed Jerry has a sister that works and knows people with in the county. How can you use self defense as an excuse for murder? M.T. could of got in his truck and drove away- instead he reached in his truck, grabbed a gun and shot Jerry- Jerry was found face down..make sense? If he was in fear-drive away....something is not right....

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