Mainsville man gets new trial in shooting death of neighbor

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Chad Kirby's conviction in the 2009 shooting death of his neighbor has been overturned and a judge has ordered a new trial for the Mainsville man.
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JusticForChad

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Thank you Judge Walsh for having the courage and wisdom to overturn an unjust verdict. I pray Chad will be able to return home to be with the family where he belongs.
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Sounds to me like Walsh based his decision on preconceived notions and his personal preferred outcome of the case.
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Great news!

It's time that Sue Frotscher got the message loud and clear that she is not the judge and jury in this case.
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Sobeit wrote:
Great news!
It's time that Sue Frotscher got the message loud and clear that she is not the judge and jury in this case.
How would you feel if your son was dead?
Xander Goloft

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And who gets to pay for all of this? We do.
Sobeit

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JusticForChad wrote:
Thank you Judge Walsh for having the courage and wisdom to overturn an unjust verdict. I pray Chad will be able to return home to be with the family where he belongs.
I agree with you totally. This is way overdue. The Kirby family has suffered enormously at the hands of the Buttermores.
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Sobeit wrote:
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I agree with you totally. This is way overdue. The Kirby family has suffered enormously at the hands of the Buttermores.
You are disgusting.
Frustrated Tax Payer

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Judge Walsh should be ashamed and disgusted with himself, as I am. Those who have the nerve to place blame on a dead man and his family are truly sick. May God help you. To shoot a man in the back as he walked to his home is cowardly, and no where near justifiable as self defense. I'm not sure who knows who and who owes who favors, but this type of gross injustice is unbelievable.
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sad wrote:
<quoted text> How would you feel if your son was dead?
I would be deeply ashamed of his behavior and feel deep remorse at having failed to obtain effective treatment for his anger management problem.

That was not the first time that he had threatened and physically attacked persons. He subjected his own family to similar treatment repeatedly.
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Maybe now Andy will be held responsible for his actions, since this was never brought forth in the first trial. Everyone wants Chad to be held responsible, but why not Andy. Why should he be allowed to go on someone elses property, make threats, destroy property and its suppose to be ok, because its Andy Buttermore...apparently he has done this on several occasions and "other" people were too afraid to come forward...well not anymore!
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If you come on my property, bust up my stuff, act like a lunatic, threaten me and my family, and it's not the first time you've this....what do think is going to happen? You acted tough and put fear in people for the last time!!
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If the law is as Judge Walsh stated in his ruling--I am sure it is--why could this not have been determined long before Chad was imprisoned, denied of any means of supporting his family, subjected to character assassination, subjected to months and months of stress and the right to pursue a normal life? It seems to me that the justice system failed miserably and allowed itself to exploited to whitewash the "victim's" reputation and defame the true victim.
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MAYBE this time a concessional jury will really LISTEN to the TRUTH and also put themselves into the shoes of the defendant and understand JUST WHAT the LAW requires and actually says about defending yourself and family.
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Old Timer wrote:
MAYBE this time a concessional jury will really LISTEN to the TRUTH and also put themselves into the shoes of the defendant and understand JUST WHAT the LAW requires and actually says about defending yourself and family.
Or maybe they will find him guilty yet again and this time give him the appropriate prison sentence. That sad sack better plead.
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Good luck Chad, you have a lot of supporters.

If you come in my yard...
physically fight with me,

terrorize me and my kids,

come back with a weapon,

continue after my family is retreated in MY house,

and break my living room window beside My front door...

I WILL THINK YOU INTEND TO COME IN, BE AFAID OF YOUR ACTIONS AND WILL DO WHATEVER I FEEL THE NEED TOO, PROTECTING MYSELF FROM YOUR RAGE !

(and if you think a baseball bat is not a weapon try being on the receiving end of one)

It is a very sad situation... Andy should have stayed home.
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Really wrote:
Sounds to me like Walsh based his decision on preconceived notions and his personal preferred outcome of the case.
Really is a GREAT name for you. Do you "really" know anything about the case? If you did, you would know that Judge Walsh sentenced Kirby to 6 years - the time requested by DA Fogal. Judge Walsh had NO bias in this case. His decision was based on the LAW - nothing more, nothing less. Really.
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Sounds to me that Judge Walsh did the right thing. Mr. Kirby wasn't given a "FAIR" trail and his attorney didn't even do his job correct. If he was a county public defender I would hope the county didn't pay him cause it seems for this story that he didn't do his job at all.

Yes two wrongs don't make a right but Mr. Kirby has the right to a fair trial and he wasn't given that right and now has had to pay the price by having his name and his families name dragged through the mud and has had to lose time with his family by being falsely incarcirated in a state prison.
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Well here we go again, Kirby's get away with just one more thing, except this time someones son, husband, father was MURDERED by Kirby!!! What is wrong with the system, he was walking away and SHOT IN THE BACK, THIS IS NOT SELF DEFENSE OR PROTECTING YOUR FAMILY!!!! I pray for Kirby's children and also for ALL the Buttermore family!!
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Or maybe they will find him guilty yet again and this time give him the appropriate prison sentence. That sad sack better plead.
What are your qualifications for giving legal advice?
Sobeit

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Well here we go again, Kirby's get away with just one more thing, except this time someones son, husband, father was MURDERED by Kirby!!! What is wrong with the system, he was walking away and SHOT IN THE BACK, THIS IS NOT SELF DEFENSE OR PROTECTING YOUR FAMILY!!!! I pray for Kirby's children and also for ALL the Buttermore family!!
Or he was going to look for another windows where it would be easier to get in.

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