Burglary Suspect Sues Homeowner for Shooting Back

Oct 29, 2012 Full story: blogs.findlaw.com 351

You know this country is overly litigious when even suspected criminals can sue their alleged victims for violence.

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Okimar on the bypass

Somerset, KY

#1 Oct 29, 2012
Any shyster that takes this one needs to have their law license pulled. Any JUDGE that allows it to proceed needs to be disbarred. Nuff said.

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Rowlett Tx

#2 Oct 29, 2012
Okimar on the bypass wrote:
Any shyster that takes this one needs to have their law license pulled. Any JUDGE that allows it to proceed needs to be disbarred. Nuff said.
In England they would win in court:)

“....VETS”

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#3 Oct 29, 2012
a judge doesn't [make that a trial judge] decide what goes on his docket ..........

a civil judge more in likely has to hear a case , as the expression goes every one has their day in court
Krissy

Milwaukee, WI

#4 Oct 29, 2012
Good for the burgular, apperently he didn't care enough for his daughter to go and burgalize someones house and then plea for his life in his daughter's honor!!What a low life,and for the attorney that will represent him,you must be desparate to look like a fool!!

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#5 Oct 29, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>In England they would win in court:)
Where I live the burglar would probably have left the house in a bag.

If not, well, we have one of the strongest Castle laws in the country.

“I know where you are,”

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Right here under my thumb

#6 Oct 29, 2012
Bama Yankee wrote:
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Where I live the burglar would probably have left the house in a bag.
If not, well, we have one of the strongest Castle laws in the country.
Probably, maybe not.

Likely, still a stretch.

Remotely, more like it.

Multiple load magazines are a "sharpshooter's" friend.

Nonetheless - in this case the shooter and the perp are lucky to be alive.
Hmmm

Natchitoches, LA

#7 Oct 29, 2012
The burglur was shot three times with a .357 and survived??
Even if he was shot in the arms or the legs he lost some serious meat.
Never the less, I'm happy for the old man!!
Good Job!!

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Hotel California

#8 Oct 29, 2012
If the 90 year old had shot and killed the burglar, the burglar's family would have sued for lost support. It is typical in California.

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Sayonara Falls.

#9 Oct 29, 2012
I'd shoot the attorney that took his case.

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Spotted World

#10 Oct 29, 2012
I think the homeowner should also sue. Sue for emotional distress. Plus he should tip off OSHA. The burglar was working without a license, union, or protective gear, and under unsafe working conditions, and since the burglar was self-employed...

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#11 Oct 29, 2012
milwaukee69 wrote:
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Probably, maybe not.
Likely, still a stretch.
Remotely, more like it.
Multiple load magazines are a "sharpshooter's" friend.
Nonetheless - in this case the shooter and the perp are lucky to be alive.
In these parts, a 12 ga. shotgun loaded with 8 rounds of 00 buckshot is a "home owner's" friend.

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#12 Oct 29, 2012
Bama Yankee wrote:
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In these parts, a 12 ga. shotgun loaded with 8 rounds of 00 buckshot is a "home owner's" friend.
I've been to 'Bama, you're not sh!tting - btw, they are also customary at every wedding too.

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Bronx, NY

#13 Oct 29, 2012
Bama Yankee wrote:
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In these parts, a 12 ga. shotgun loaded with 8 rounds of 00 buckshot is a "home owner's" friend.
Same here in these parts. Remington 870 4+1...

“....VETS”

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#14 Oct 29, 2012
MeanandNasty wrote:
I'd shoot the attorney that took his case.
if it is a civil case, no attorney ....
DonkeyEstonkey

Hampton, VA

#15 Oct 29, 2012
Based on the accuracy of facts presented, the old guy will not be found liable.
Interesting though that when he had the burglar covered, he then shot the guy three times...
But all the particulars will get fleshed out in court, and in all probability true justice will prevail.

“Up with which, I will not put”

Since: Jul 08

Sao Paulo

#16 Oct 29, 2012
When he confronted the burglar with his pistol, the burglar begged for his life. In the 90-year-old victim's own words;

"...I looked him straight in the eye. He says,'Don't kill me. Don't kill me... I've got a daughter!' I said,'F- you ... pow, pow, pow, pow!'"

I like this guy!

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#17 Oct 29, 2012
tallyho wrote:
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if it is a civil case, no attorney ....
Samuel Cutrufelli is the attorney for both the criminal and civil cases.

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#18 Oct 29, 2012
Oops.... wrong name..

Cutrufelli’s attorney, Sanford Troy, is representing him in both cases.

I need a cup of coffee.

“....VETS”

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#19 Oct 29, 2012
Bama Yankee wrote:
Oops.... wrong name..
Cutrufelli’s attorney, Sanford Troy, is representing him in both cases.
I need a cup of coffee.
thank you , but I only meant that in a civil case you do not need an attorney ..... need a keyword ... but thanks for the info

just didn't clarify that is all , my fault

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#20 Oct 29, 2012
info: interesting stipulation here , in case you missed it

But Cutrufelli's lawyer, Sanford Troy, says the negligence lawsuit has "extremely good chances" of success if Cutrufelli is acquitted

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