Murder trial to begin on Monday

Apr 6, 2013 Full story: Watauga Democrat 9

A young man charged in a shooting at a Boone apartment that killed his 20-year-old friend in 2009 is expected to go to trial Monday on a second-degree murder charge.

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Maryanne

Wilmington, NC

#1 Apr 7, 2013
I'm curious to see how this turns out. I'm thinking a plea to a lesser charge.
Ted

West Jefferson, NC

#2 Apr 7, 2013
I don't recall which shooting this was
Joe

Wilmington, NC

#3 Apr 7, 2013
He shot his friend with a black powder rifle. He claimed he thought it was unloaded. The first three rules you learn about firearms are 1) treat every weapon as if it's loaded, 2) always point the weapon in a safe direction, and 3) keep your finger off the trigger until you're ready to shoot. This was ab avoidable tragedy.
Native

Rutherfordton, NC

#4 Apr 7, 2013
He is a nice kid, who suffers daily for the stupid mistake he made. Don't cast stones when you don't know the whole story. Yes, it was a tragic, unforgiving, stupid mistake. He knows nothing can fix it, and he will probably have to pay for his crime....but don't think for a second that he isn't scarred for life. It was his best friend.
Young

Huntersville, NC

#5 Apr 8, 2013
It was an accident, but still a murder.
Gary

Wilmington, NC

#6 Apr 8, 2013
So many people regret crimes after they commit them. But this kid has been out and about after he murdered his friend, even catching a possession charge. So, he has what's coming to him.
Who knew

Lenoir, NC

#7 Apr 9, 2013
Probation and fines... a little community service.. not too bad for him.. huh?
Gary

Wilmington, NC

#8 Apr 9, 2013
Wow. This is ridiculous. People get prison time for much less.
Gary

Wilmington, NC

#9 Apr 9, 2013
At least he can't legally own firearms again. He shouldn't have had them anyways.

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