Months before the murder, Kenney breaks into the Grime's home, probably to ensure they have no firearms in the house, as he plans their murders. Premeditated, yes. Self Defense, no.
The Kenney family doesn't even appear in court to support their husband/father until the day of the verdict? Doesn't sound like a loving, supporting family. Why not appear at the start of the trial, were they only interested in the verdict and how they would be looked upon if he was found guilty.
Caring ... hmmm .... not with the final message "welcome to hell," that Kenney cruelly inflicted upon the dying Elizabeth. As if shooting a crouching, defenseless person in the back was not enough infliction. Premeditated, yes. Self defense, no.
Kenney was only interested in escalating the situation. he knew the land was an easement, he knew the neighboring property had a legal right of way. He opted to ignore the laws for his own self-serving malicious intents.
When asked to turn over any/all his firearms, Kenney lied about ownership. Premeditated. Yes. Self defense. No.
Even when Kenney called 911, he did not call for back-up for the still living Elizabeth. No, instead, when asked to describe the severity of the emergency/injuries, he states he doesn't want to explain (while he is aware a person has life threatening injuries)and instead says, "I hope you come," and hangs up. Premeditated. Yes. Self defense. No.
When the EMT's arrive and when Kenney is asked how Elizabeth was shot, Kenney explains Elizabeth did it to herself. Premeditating her death, still. Yes! Self defense. No.
Kenney appears so self-absorbed with his intent to harm/injure/kill his neighbors, that he never realized Elizabeth was on the phone with 911 and Kenney's acts of murder were being recorded. I guess it was the recorded phone call he did not plan to reveal his true intent (murder).
Now in Kenney's appeal, Feb. 2011, Kenney states the judge wrongly instructed jurors on laws of self defense. 5 shots, shots fired into the back of a person, death shots fired after the member is down on the ground and immobile.
He also states the judge wrongly allowed the prosecution to allow the DVD evidence found in Kenney's home titled "First and Finish," which counseled viewers to attack when threatened. Um, the defense counsel was told (prior to trial) that should the defense use the "self defense" position, the DVD was admissible evidence. The defense went forward (Kenney agreeing)with the "Self Defense" position allowing the Prosecutor to bring forth the DVD as evidence. What Kenney didn't count on was that his library and studies and premeditation of murder would be viewed as the senseless, unnecessary, cruel, calculating, psychopathic act he indeed committed against the Grimes.
Just because Kenney justified the murders, while plotting his trial strategy months before he committed the murders, now he states the Judge, his past Defense, and the Prosecutor (and the jurors)are all wrong, don't know the laws to be able to conduct a fair trail to show how he, Kenney, was right and justified.
Kenney is a sociopath. http://www.montereyherald.com/local/ci_173775...
'According to testimony, Kenney earlier told his attorney, Nick Cvietkovich, he planned to defend himself if his neighbors entered his house. The lawyer told him he could "use deadly force if you feel you're about to get hurt seriously or killed."'
Yeah, about that, it's ok for Kenney to trespass and break into the Grimes home, when Kenney feels the right.
Now Kenney claims murdering neighbors is proper use of reasonable force to defend his property and remove trespassers.
Sociopath. Never Kenney him out of prison.