Daugherty claims self-defense as murder trial opens
No one disputes the fact that Douglas Allen Daugherty shot and killed two Hopewell men at his family's home near Burrowsville in the early hours of May 7. What a Prince George County Circuit Court jury must soon decide is why he did it.
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#1 Nov 30, 2010
Okay, The defendant says that he met the three men in Hopewell, purchased some crack? No. The men followed him to his father's home to sell him some crack? I guess so. But at the same time, he's supposedly buying some crack, telling them that he had the money at his dad's and conveniently smoking it, while the guys are chilling and drinking beers.
Then at the conclusion of smoking $200.00 of crack, they're supposed to be discussing the payment over a beer? What is there to negotiate, being that he claims that he never had the money to begin with. Was this a robbery/ murder plot gone wrong? If the third guy hadn't gotten away, would this trial even be going on?
Daugherty's attorney is claiming that his client willingly provoked a situation by smoking the crack before the payment was made? Then under the influence of $200.00 of crack was feeling paranoid? I wonder why, LMAO. Furthermore, claiming that Piker tried to grab the gun. Forensic evidence of how the bullet entered his body should repute or confirm this statement.
Simultaneously, where and when he shot Jones 6 times, by the way. As well as how the two men, ended up in his father's backyard, stripped naked with a baggie full of a white substance, considered to be crack? Was this his leftovers from his $200.00 purchase?
The commonwealth's attorney isn't trying to win this case. Why would he remove the death penalty under the proposed self admitted circumstances of the defendant? It's obvious that it was and still is a robbery/ murder plot that went wrong by a deranged crack addict looking for a free fix.
#2 Dec 1, 2010
Interestingly enough, not even one life sentence. I can see this one going to the guidelines with a big suspension or a concurrently ran triple play. basically, he'll be home in 25 years.
#3 Dec 1, 2010
Well if that's the case then more like 22 years if he behaves. I think the judge will stick close to the 64 year recommendation of the Jury. Its pretty obvious that this guy is just a deranged crack head. He admitted to being high during his interrogation with police while on the stand and also admitted to smoking crack right before he killed those two dealers. He never mentioned a gun nor did he mention being threatened during his interview with police. It is my belief that if he did not talk to the police after he was apprehended and asked for his lawyer, he may have walked. Instead, he tells the detective "I had a uneasy feeling and I guess I just snapped". Not to mention that he never mentioned a gun until he appeared in court. I hope he gets what he deserves. I feel sorry for all three families involved.
#4 Dec 3, 2010
Well, some kind of way, truth in sentencing has been removed for this case; according to the progress-index, " He'll be eligible for parole in 19 and 1/2 years. I'm skeptical about the parole issue because only people convicted of crimes committed before 1995 are eligible for parole. 85% was implemented, after that. But I guess we'll have to wait and see.
Only other thing that I'm curious about is if the cadaver dogs actually went out to his dad's place to search for other missing drug dealers? Several have gone missing from P.G. Inquiring minds would like to know.
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