Kirby conviction overturned, new tria...

Kirby conviction overturned, new trial ordered

There are 81 comments on the Public Opinion story from Jun 1, 2011, titled Kirby conviction overturned, new trial ordered. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

A Franklin County judge has overturned Chad Kirby's manslaughter conviction in the August 2009 shooting death of his neighbor and ordered a new trial for the Mainsville man.

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Absolutely

Shippensburg, PA

#1 Jun 1, 2011
It is about time!!!! The guy should never have been charged to start with.
Sandy

Hanover, PA

#2 Jun 1, 2011
More waste of tax payer money. This guy is no better than the killer babysitter. Proud to be from here. Not.
Completely Agree

Chambersburg, PA

#4 Jun 1, 2011
I am very glad to see this decision. Not even remotely close to the babysitter trial. Someone breaking into your home threatening to kill you AND your children; I think Kirby did what any person would have done to protect his family. I hope he is soon reunited with his family again.
Observer

Chambersburg, PA

#5 Jun 1, 2011
Can wait to hear what the DA has to say about this one! FREE CHAD!!!
Chambersburg citizen

New Oxford, PA

#6 Jun 1, 2011
Yeah right, shoot a man in the back...and some think that is ok....could see it differently if he had shot him attacking Kirby or his family! Right, more waste of taxpayers money, let him stay in for awhile.
Its about time

Carlisle, PA

#7 Jun 1, 2011
I agree that he should not have been charged. The DA was trying to appease the family in this case (understandable) HOWEVER anyone who's home and family is being threatened by an irate and armed individual should have the right to fight back. Kirby's kids and family are scarred for life because of Buttermore. They will never feel safe on their home ever again. To me that is a BASIC RIGHT.
Great news

Kernersville, NC

#8 Jun 1, 2011
So glad to see that he may have a chance to finally get cleared.. He should have never been convicted. I am sorry anyone comes onto my property and threatens my family in a rage would end up the same way!!! and NO ONE could sit back and say they would not have done the same thing if they felt there families lives were being threatened and if you can sit and say you wouldn't have defended them and yourself then you are a coward.
wow

Carlisle, PA

#9 Jun 1, 2011
b asic instinct
shut up crybabies

Chambersburg, PA

#10 Jun 1, 2011
Chambersburg citizen wrote:
Yeah right, shoot a man in the back...and some think that is ok....could see it differently if he had shot him attacking Kirby or his family! Right, more waste of taxpayers money, let him stay in for awhile.
Actually Buttermore was shot in the side....and DESERVED it! Had it been my house he'd have been shot twice. This scumbag terrorized his neighbors constantly and Law enforcement looked the other way. Glad to hear Chad is finally getting some justice!
shut up crybabies

Chambersburg, PA

#11 Jun 1, 2011
Oh, S c u m b a g is censored
Pissed

United States

#12 Jun 1, 2011
Wow it's crazy how you can commit murder in possibly get off only in Franklin County could it be because the guy he killed was of color because I guarantee if it was the other way around he would of got the death penalty with know questions ask man will this county ever change can't people see everyone's the same regardless of skin color.
wow

Shippensburg, PA

#13 Jun 1, 2011
Chambersburg citizen wrote:
Yeah right, shoot a man in the back...and some think that is ok....could see it differently if he had shot him attacking Kirby or his family! Right, more waste of taxpayers money, let him stay in for awhile.
can you honestly say you would not do the same if someone was attempting to break into your house with the intent to kill you and your family? or would you wait until you are being attacked and it is too late?
wow

Shippensburg, PA

#14 Jun 1, 2011
Pissed wrote:
Wow it's crazy how you can commit murder in possibly get off only in Franklin County could it be because the guy he killed was of color because I guarantee if it was the other way around he would of got the death penalty with know questions ask man will this county ever change can't people see everyone's the same regardless of skin color.
i had no idea either one was black, and it doesn't change my views. i will do what is necessary to protect my family. if you attack and threaten my family, i will protect them. i'm not going to make sure you're facing me or wait until you are actually in the house beating/killing someone either.
Embedded Citizen

Hagerstown, MD

#15 Jun 1, 2011
Ahhh, the racial bigotry has reared its ugly head once again.
Pissed wrote:
Wow it's crazy how you can commit murder in possibly get off only in Franklin County could it be because the guy he killed was of color because I guarantee if it was the other way around he would of got the death penalty with know questions ask man will this county ever change can't people see everyone's the same regardless of skin color.
Really

Shippensburg, PA

#16 Jun 1, 2011
I predict Kirby will plead guilty to a lesser charge rather than put his life in the hands of another jury.
Cheeseburger in Paradise

United States

#17 Jun 1, 2011
Finally - someone with some common sense with a decision rendered based upon the facts.

Buttermore pushed Chad over the edge by repeatedly attacking his home and endangering the Kirby Family. The Buttermore'sexercised no parental control over their children and their actions within the community.
The Thinker

Tampa, FL

#18 Jun 1, 2011
shut up crybabies wrote:
<quoted text>Actually Buttermore was shot in the side....and DESERVED it! Had it been my house he'd have been shot twice. This **** terrorized his neighbors constantly and Law enforcement looked the other way. Glad to hear Chad is finally getting some justice!
Right on! In the law, anything other than the "front", is the "back". Stand in front of your window and swing a bat and see where you might be hit.
johniej

Shippensburg, PA

#19 Jun 1, 2011
Pissed wrote:
Wow it's crazy how you can commit murder in possibly get off only in Franklin County could it be because the guy he killed was of color because I guarantee if it was the other way around he would of got the death penalty with know questions ask man will this county ever change can't people see everyone's the same regardless of skin color.
Someone should go back to SCHOOL! What a run on sentence... no question, not know. Questions usually end with? What color was he anyways?
former burger

Seaford, VA

#20 Jun 1, 2011
Chad DOES deserve some time in prison. He murdered another person. You have to pay for that. Buttermore may have been the hugest pain in the neck this side of Toledo, but that doesn't give anyone the right to shoot and kill.

It was a bat Buttermore had, right? Why did Chad Kirby have to get the gun? I'm sure he had something laying around to beat the man with.

As for ineffective defense, the family is probably trying to use the new Castle Doctrine and the lawyer is getting the blame. Know your attorney when you hire one!
Panther

Hanover, PA

#21 Jun 1, 2011
johniej wrote:
<quoted text>Someone should go back to SCHOOL! What a run on sentence... no question, not know. Questions usually end with? What color was he anyways?
Check the previous stories and see what word Chad used to describe him. Women,children, and minorities, the good people of Franklin County do not have your interests in mind.

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