Home Invasion Turns Deadly

Home Invasion Turns Deadly

There are 10 comments on the KTUL story from Dec 7, 2009, titled Home Invasion Turns Deadly. In it, KTUL reports that:

An Oklahoma homeowner shoots and kills an intruder overnight Friday. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office told News Channel 8 a man wrecked his car near the home.

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b holliday

Colorado Springs, CO

#1 Dec 7, 2009
what a shame on the sheriff and the state of oklahoma. iguess if your a criminal oklahoma is the best place to live . you have more rights than honest hard working citizens. i live in colorado thankfully. at least law makers here have half a brain . if you break into my house in colorado, you are at my mercy and there would be none show! and you dont go to jail , you are seen as the good guy! the one who didnt break the law . the one that wasnt in the wrong! so anyone that really loves america , come to colorado where we deal with criminals the way it should be. and we dont let them run wild , then charge a woman alone scared who protects herself. shame on anyone who is involved with the prosecution of this woman or even considering it. get a clue oklahoma!
Chad C

Mount Vernon, IL

#2 Dec 7, 2009
Did you read the same story I did? She is not being charged with anything.
Ryan G

United States

#3 Dec 8, 2009
Chad is correct Holliday, but I thought the same thing. CNN reported the case was being treated as a homicide and I about lost it thinking the same as you. After a little digging, I see that there are no charges, CNN made the mistake.
Sounds like the guy was looking for help after wrecking his car but so messed up he was behaving like a home invader.
megan

United States

#4 Dec 8, 2009
if i am home alone and you come knocking on my door day or night and i don't answer you need to just keep on walking go to another house, but if you throw a chair through my patio door i would have done the same thing this woman did shoot first and ask question's later.
spdnine

Saint Louis, OK

#5 Dec 9, 2009
Hey guys in Oklahoma the law states that all unattended deaths have to be "investigated". Its just a formality so to speak even when the facts are as clear cut as this. And it is a "Homicide" just for investigative purpose i.e. for the report. Our self defense laws are very very good. We are a pro gun state.
Sandra

Tulsa, OK

#6 Dec 9, 2009
b holliday wrote:
what a shame on the sheriff and the state of oklahoma. iguess if your a criminal oklahoma is the best place to live . you have more rights than honest hard working citizens. i live in colorado thankfully. at least law makers here have half a brain . if you break into my house in colorado, you are at my mercy and there would be none show! and you dont go to jail , you are seen as the good guy! the one who didnt break the law . the one that wasnt in the wrong! so anyone that really loves america , come to colorado where we deal with criminals the way it should be. and we dont let them run wild , then charge a woman alone scared who protects herself. shame on anyone who is involved with the prosecution of this woman or even considering it. get a clue oklahoma!
I used to live in the Denver area. Yea, great cops you have there.

Denver Cop Arrested For Severely Beating Teenager

Attorneys for a Hispanic teenager filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing five Denver police officers of brutally beating him and causing severe internal injuries.

The lawyers seek a $1.3 million settlement, claiming 16-year-old Juan Guillermo Vasquez was "unfairly targeted ... because of his Hispanic race" by the Anglo officers, according to a letter Wednesday declaring their intent to sue the city.

Officer Charles Porter is accused of jumping up and down on Vasquez as he lay in an alley and "cried for him to stop and begged for his life," according to the lawsuit claiming excessive force and violation of the boy's constitutional rights.

The lawsuit, filed by attorney Douglas Romero in Denver District Court, names the city, police department and the five officers as defendants.

Police spokeswoman Detective Sharon Hahn said the department does not comment on pending lawsuits.

The suit accuses several unnamed officers of cursing Vas quez while kicking and punching him and striking him with a flashlight so hard that it shattered against his body.

Porter was charged last week with felony assault after two fellow officers confirmed that Porter repeatedly jumped on Vasquez's back, according to criminal court records.
megan

Dallas, TX

#7 Dec 9, 2009
Sandra wrote:
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I used to live in the Denver area. Yea, great cops you have there.
Denver Cop Arrested For Severely Beating Teenager
Attorneys for a Hispanic teenager filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing five Denver police officers of brutally beating him and causing severe internal injuries.
The lawyers seek a $1.3 million settlement, claiming 16-year-old Juan Guillermo Vasquez was "unfairly targeted ... because of his Hispanic race" by the Anglo officers, according to a letter Wednesday declaring their intent to sue the city.
Officer Charles Porter is accused of jumping up and down on Vasquez as he lay in an alley and "cried for him to stop and begged for his life," according to the lawsuit claiming excessive force and violation of the boy's constitutional rights.
The lawsuit, filed by attorney Douglas Romero in Denver District Court, names the city, police department and the five officers as defendants.
Police spokeswoman Detective Sharon Hahn said the department does not comment on pending lawsuits.
The suit accuses several unnamed officers of cursing Vas quez while kicking and punching him and striking him with a flashlight so hard that it shattered against his body.
Porter was charged last week with felony assault after two fellow officers confirmed that Porter repeatedly jumped on Vasquez's back, according to criminal court records.
Do you think there is anywhere that the whole police deoartment is honest?
Sandra

Tulsa, OK

#8 Dec 9, 2009
megan wrote:
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Do you think there is anywhere that the whole police deoartment is honest?
Some are, and some aren't, even here in Oklahoma, but I think to be fair, there are some good police. I just wish they all were.
I just resented the uppity comment by the Colorado poster dissing Oklahoma in general.
megan

United States

#9 Dec 10, 2009
Sandra wrote:
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Some are, and some aren't, even here in Oklahoma, but I think to be fair, there are some good police. I just wish they all were.
I just resented the uppity comment by the Colorado poster dissing Oklahoma in general.
I totally agree Colorado's police force is no better than Oklahoma every state has their problems, we see that on tv all the time.
Vietnam Vet

Radford, VA

#10 Jan 8, 2010
The situation presents a great argument for gun ownership. Had she not owned a gun and depended on the law enforcement to deal with the problem, she may not be here today. She did society a great favor by ridding the planet of this intruder and saved the taxpayer a lot of unnecessary expenses. If OK law has it that an "investigation" is required, so be it but anything beyond a formality seems unnecessary.

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