Defendant in Salt Lake City shot dead...

Defendant in Salt Lake City shot dead after rushing witness stand

There are 6 comments on the The Washington Post story from Apr 21, 2014, titled Defendant in Salt Lake City shot dead after rushing witness stand. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Defendant Siale Angilau was listening to a witness describe gang initiation rituals on Monday when authorities said he grabbed a pen, rushed toward the witness and lunged at him.

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lolol

Rio Rancho, NM

#1 Apr 22, 2014
armed with a pen ?
do the police know at all how to take down unarmed perps ?
musta been a real barney fife bailiff to not be able to handle this without killing.
all citizens are now under immediate death penalty for all infractions

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#2 Apr 22, 2014
Try and stab someone, in court? Even for a ganbanger ol CDown was one stupid sonofabitch.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#3 Apr 22, 2014
lolol wrote:
armed with a pen ?
do the police know at all how to take down unarmed perps ?
musta been a real barney fife bailiff to not be able to handle this without killing.
all citizens are now under immediate death penalty for all infractions
Have you never heard that the pen is mightier than the sword?

In the hands of a determined person, you can be killed with a pen, pencil or even a Spork.
Second Amendment

Southampton, NY

#4 Apr 22, 2014
Better to have a gun and not need it, than to need a gun and not have it.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#5 Apr 22, 2014
Bama Yankee wrote:
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Have you never heard that the pen is mightier than the sword?
In the hands of a determined person, you can be killed with a pen, pencil or even a Spork.
Or a bag of popcorn, apparently.
Cat74

Medinah, IL

#6 Apr 23, 2014
Maybe the idiot should not have threatened the witness in the first place. You people always want to protect the criminal. He was a criminal. If they didn't kill him there he would have done something just as stupid later, and been killed at that time. Criminals are not known for their intelligence.

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