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Louisiana Man Charged With Murder in Denton County

There are 118 comments on the www.dallasnews.com story from Jul 12, 2007, titled Louisiana Man Charged With Murder in Denton County . In it, www.dallasnews.com reports that:

A Louisiana man has been charged with murder after the fatal shooting of a co-worker inside a travel trailer in Corral City. Charles Oxner, 38, of Grayson, La. remained in Denton County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail on Thursday. He was charged with the murder of Dale McGee, 46, of Lobeville, Tenn. via The Dallas Morning News

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Allyson Hinson

Middleton, WI

#1 Jul 13, 2007
I am from Lobelville, TN and was among a group of friends and family of Dale McGee that read the account of his brutal murder in the Dallas Morning News late last night after we obtained the article from the internet.
In my opinion, it is irresponsible journalism to report Mr. Oxner's side of the story as fact. I don't recall seeing the word "allegedly" used at any time during the article regarding his account of Dale and Bubba's altercation with him. We strongly feel that the article was slanted in Mr. Oxner's favor, if only for the simple fact that he and he alone was able to comment to the press.
The reality is that only four men know what happened in that motor home on that evening. One, heartbreakingly, is forever unable to defend himself. His brother, Bubba, was incarcerated at the time the article was written and unavailable for comment--and more than likely unable to due to his grief.
Dale McGee was by no means an angel, but he was also not the alcoholic, abusive, arrogant imbecile he was portrayed to be in the article. He was beloved by many in this community. He has a daughter and son, a father and two brothers as well as many other family members and friends who are devastated by what we see as cold-blooded murder. Mr. Oxner states he doesn't remember firing his gun more than once, and he only aimed for his thigh. In reality, Dale was shot multiple times and from the information we are receiving in Tennessee, he was mortally wounded by a marksman aiming for vital organs. If Mr. Oxner was truly just "trying to get him off of him," there was surely another way to go about it than to shoot him in the chest.
This may just be another ordinary, redneck shooting in Dallas, but in the communities of Lobelville and Linden, Tennessee, many of us are shell-shocked and grieving over the loss of a generous, funny, warm-hearted friend with a gift for storytelling and a love of life.
When reporting on the death of a victim unable to defend himself, please consider the feelings of that man's family and friends before you add to their grief by defaming his character and reputation.

“Time flies like an arrow...”

Since: Mar 07

"fruit flies like a banana"

#2 Jul 13, 2007
Allyson Hinson wrote:
This may just be another ordinary, redneck shooting in Dallas, but in the communities of Lobelville and Linden, Tennessee, many of us are shell-shocked and grieving over the loss of a generous, funny, warm-hearted friend with a gift for storytelling and a love of life.
First, this isn't Dallas. The shooting occurred at a "trailer park town" on I-35 just west of Argyle, TX. The "town" is made up of travel trailers occupied mainly by oil/gas workers. Argyle, on the other hand, is a fairly affluent, very quiet community. The median income for a household in the city was $91,161, and the median income for a family was $94,309. This compares to Dallas where the median income for a household in the city was $37,628, and the median income for a family was $40,921.

Next, I believe the article states that Oxner was interviewed from the jail. I'm not the reporter, but if she (DONNA FIELDER / Denton Record-Chronicle) quoted Oxner correctly, Oxner tells a very convincing, logical, story. If the evidence supports his story, I have no doubt the Grand Jury will not charge him with murder. The police acted with an abundance of caution in taking everyone to jail while the evidence and the stories are sorted out.

Finally, I know nothing about any of these people. I do know that in Texas we have the right to shoot anyone who invades our home.

I am sorry that anyone was attacked, that anyone was shot and especially that someone died. Before you start slinging mud at the news reporter and implying that the folks in these parts are hardened, non-empathetic "rednecks," I suggest you get your facts straight.
DistanceAway

Bakersfield, CA

#3 Jul 13, 2007
Allyson Hinson wrote:
I am from Lobelville, TN and was among a group of friends and family of Dale McGee that read the account of his brutal murder in the Dallas Morning News late last night after we obtained the article from the internet.
In my opinion, it is irresponsible journalism to report Mr. Oxner's side of the story as fact. I don't recall seeing the word "allegedly" used at any time during the article regarding his account of Dale and Bubba's altercation with him. We strongly feel that the article was slanted in Mr. Oxner's favor, if only for the simple fact that he and he alone was able to comment to the press.
The reality is that only four men know what happened in that motor home on that evening. One, heartbreakingly, is forever unable to defend himself. His brother, Bubba, was incarcerated at the time the article was written and unavailable for comment--and more than likely unable to due to his grief.
Dale McGee was by no means an angel, but he was also not the alcoholic, abusive, arrogant imbecile he was portrayed to be in the article. He was beloved by many in this community. He has a daughter and son, a father and two brothers as well as many other family members and friends who are devastated by what we see as cold-blooded murder. Mr. Oxner states he doesn't remember firing his gun more than once, and he only aimed for his thigh. In reality, Dale was shot multiple times and from the information we are receiving in Tennessee, he was mortally wounded by a marksman aiming for vital organs. If Mr. Oxner was truly just "trying to get him off of him," there was surely another way to go about it than to shoot him in the chest.
This may just be another ordinary, redneck shooting in Dallas, but in the communities of Lobelville and Linden, Tennessee, many of us are shell-shocked and grieving over the loss of a generous, funny, warm-hearted friend with a gift for storytelling and a love of life.
When reporting on the death of a victim unable to defend himself, please consider the feelings of that man's family and friends before you add to their grief by defaming his character and reputation.
Of course you would think the way you do, after all you are "friends" of the deceased. Let the investigators do their jobs. They will have their time to tell their stories. Sounds like the story is the three broke the law when they entered a residence, illegally; uninvited. 3 again 1, hmmm what is wrong with this picture? Did he do it in self-defense, or did he plan this death? That is the question! The other three, are they guilty of plotting to harm this man, or were they invited in so they could beat the man up? Let the court system decide.
allen364

United States

#4 Jul 13, 2007
I want to thank Allyson from Waynesboro for her comforting words about Dale. Dale McGee was my step-brother, and there is more to this story than Mr. Oxner is revealing. There was a confrontation, but Mr. Oxner was the only person armed with a weapon. Mr. Oxner had resented Dale's presence as a supervisor on the job since Dale arrived (at the request of the Dyess Corporation). Our family and friends are grieving the devasting loss of a caring son, father, and brother and cannot understand the senseless murder of an unarmed man who was shot 4 times, once just below the heart. Make no mistake - Mr. Oxner is not the innocent victim he protrays himself to be. I pray that justice will be done for Dale. He should not have died in such a cold-blooded, brutal way. Dale was loved by many people, and his loss will leave an emptiness in all of our lives.
John

Jasper, TX

#5 Jul 14, 2007
Folks, we are all accessing this situation on a long distance basis. We do not know what happened in that trailer on that night. As one of the grieving ladies so aptly stated, there were only 4 people in that trailer when the incident occurred. I hope the affected families will understand that this is not being investigated by local authorities only.
The Texas Rangers are involved. It will all be above board and transparent for everyone to see. If the deceased was at fault they will prove it. If the shooter was at fault they will prove it. If the other two men present were at fault they will prove it.
Marcia

Atlanta, GA

#6 Jul 14, 2007
I am sorry for the man that was killed and his family members. However, I know Charles personally and have known him since we were in elementary school. He has a loving wife and 2 beautiful girls that he loves dearly. He has never been a violent person and he speaks the truth when he was quoted that he has never been in trouble with the law. He is always smiling and cracking jokes when you see him. I was not there that night, but I hope that the innocent will be proven innocent. Charles has never been in a confrontation. He avoids it at all costs. He has always been a happy individual who wants to make everyone laugh. I hope that the jury sees Charles for the person that he is and realizes that he was defending himself. I believe that if anyone's life was threatened, you would do the same. I also hope that God gives His peace to all families that are involved.
Whats Next

Benton, AR

#7 Jul 15, 2007
Alot of people are trying to make him out to be aloving husband,Why was his girlfriend there that night? Because she stays there with him, most of the time. If he lies to his wife about his other women, why wouldnt he lie to stay out of jail?

“Time flies like an arrow...”

Since: Mar 07

"fruit flies like a banana"

#8 Jul 16, 2007
Whats Next wrote:
Alot of people are trying to make him out to be aloving husband,Why was his girlfriend there that night? Because she stays there with him, most of the time. If he lies to his wife about his other women, why wouldnt he lie to stay out of jail?
...and that gave 3 men the right to attack him in his "home away from home"? I don't frickin think so.

There is no call to start dragging people's personal lives into this. Either the man was attacked and fought back in self-defense or he wasn't.
Whats Next

United States

#9 Jul 16, 2007
Am not saying that gave no one the right to hurt any one. Am just saying there reason to wonder if his version of events are true.And you if have to get in to all their personal lives. To see what kind of person they are.

“Time flies like an arrow...”

Since: Mar 07

"fruit flies like a banana"

#10 Jul 16, 2007
Whats Next wrote:
Am not saying that gave no one the right to hurt any one. Am just saying there reason to wonder if his version of events are true.And you if have to get in to all their personal lives. To see what kind of person they are.
I humbly disagree. That's the road you'd go down accusing a rape victim of "wanting it" because of the way they dressed or because they had had several lovers. Baloney.

Either the man (now deceased) attacked him in his trailer or he didn't. Shouldn't matter whether the shooter had a harem or a Bible study group in his trailer.

What matters are the events that led up to the fight.
John

Jasper, TX

#11 Jul 16, 2007
Whats Next wrote:
Alot of people are trying to make him out to be aloving husband,Why was his girlfriend there that night? Because she stays there with him, most of the time. If he lies to his wife about his other women, why wouldnt he lie to stay out of jail?
I wonder why the police say that only the four men were in the trailer. If there was someone else there it will come out in the investigation. If not, then slander will help no one.
I know the truth

United States

#12 Jul 16, 2007
No one here knows wether or not he has a girlfriend or not and I personally think it's none of anyone's business.
Whats Next Aunt

United States

#13 Jul 16, 2007
I am sorry, My niece has been busy while I am at work. She just watches to much CSI.Her on parents are having problems. I will be keeping a better eye on her.
a true frend

Atlanta, GA

#14 Jul 16, 2007
I am a long life friend with charles and i have worked with him and i believe that he would not shoot anyone in less it was self defence. and I dont even think that he would have a girlfriend he loves his wife to much 4 that and he loves his 2 girls to i hope and pray that he will get off. and charles will not lie 4 any one . and i am sorry 4 the one that was killed
friend

Atlanta, GA

#15 Jul 16, 2007
i wish that people would keep there mouth zipped i know charles . me and my son has worked with him and he will not shoot someone enless he had to. and he will not lie . i hope that he will get off.i live nearby them . and he will not have a girlfriend he loves his wife and kids to much. ( it had to be self defence
big time pipeliner

AOL

#16 Jul 16, 2007
pragmatist wrote:
<quoted text>
I humbly disagree. That's the road you'd go down accusing a rape victim of "wanting it" because of the way they dressed or because they had had several lovers. Baloney.
Either the man (now deceased) attacked him in his trailer or he didn't. Shouldn't matter whether the shooter had a harem or a Bible study group in his trailer.
What matters are the events that led up to the fight.
ihave been reading your posts and i wish everyone had the sense that u have me and u think alot alike, wish there were more like minded people like us

“I am myself...who are you?”

Since: Mar 07

Earth

#17 Jul 17, 2007
Allyson Hinson wrote:
I am from Lobelville, TN and was among a group of friends and family of Dale McGee that read the account of his brutal murder in the Dallas Morning News late last night after we obtained the article from the internet.
In my opinion, it is irresponsible journalism to report Mr. Oxner's side of the story as fact. I don't recall seeing the word "allegedly" used at any time during the article regarding his account of Dale and Bubba's altercation with him. We strongly feel that the article was slanted in Mr. Oxner's favor, if only for the simple fact that he and he alone was able to comment to the press.
The reality is that only four men know what happened in that motor home on that evening. One, heartbreakingly, is forever unable to defend himself. His brother, Bubba, was incarcerated at the time the article was written and unavailable for comment--and more than likely unable to due to his grief.
Dale McGee was by no means an angel, but he was also not the alcoholic, abusive, arrogant imbecile he was portrayed to be in the article. He was beloved by many in this community. He has a daughter and son, a father and two brothers as well as many other family members and friends who are devastated by what we see as cold-blooded murder. Mr. Oxner states he doesn't remember firing his gun more than once, and he only aimed for his thigh. In reality, Dale was shot multiple times and from the information we are receiving in Tennessee, he was mortally wounded by a marksman aiming for vital organs. If Mr. Oxner was truly just "trying to get him off of him," there was surely another way to go about it than to shoot him in the chest.
This may just be another ordinary, redneck shooting in Dallas, but in the communities of Lobelville and Linden, Tennessee, many of us are shell-shocked and grieving over the loss of a generous, funny, warm-hearted friend with a gift for storytelling and a love of life.
When reporting on the death of a victim unable to defend himself, please consider the feelings of that man's family and friends before you add to their grief by defaming his character and reputation.
I do not mean to be mean or anything but... you are being extremely prejudice against Mr.Oxner...
You act as if only Mr.McGee's character is at play here... when you yourself are being devious about Mr.Oxner's..

You were not there... you do not know what happened... and Mr.Oxner has multiple marks from the assault...

Maybe you would wish to take that one out of the picture... but none the less... He bears the marks of the assault...

I would hope some time in the future you would take heed before you post your own opinion in which you defame one man all the while accusing others of defaming the man you are in favor of...

“I am myself...who are you?”

Since: Mar 07

Earth

#18 Jul 17, 2007
allen364 wrote:
I want to thank Allyson from Waynesboro for her comforting words about Dale. Dale McGee was my step-brother, and there is more to this story than Mr. Oxner is revealing. There was a confrontation, but Mr. Oxner was the only person armed with a weapon. Mr. Oxner had resented Dale's presence as a supervisor on the job since Dale arrived (at the request of the Dyess Corporation). Our family and friends are grieving the devasting loss of a caring son, father, and brother and cannot understand the senseless murder of an unarmed man who was shot 4 times, once just below the heart. Make no mistake - Mr. Oxner is not the innocent victim he protrays himself to be. I pray that justice will be done for Dale. He should not have died in such a cold-blooded, brutal way. Dale was loved by many people, and his loss will leave an emptiness in all of our lives.
They entered his home... not the other way around...
As was stated in a previous post... in Texas we have a law that allows us to shoot anyone who comes to harm us...

As I stated before... only the ones there know exactly what happened...

You are not the only family member that is having to endure this... and your brother in laws friends are not the only ones having to endure this...

I see a bit of bias going on here...

The friends and family of Mr. Oxner are having to deal with this as well...

Also as I stated before... Mr. Oxner bears the marks of the attack...

I am sorry for your family... I am also sorry for Mr. Oxner's family..

It is wrong for anyone to make this man the evil one for protecting himself...

Would you have him be dead instead because he did not protect himself?

Do you see the hypocrisy in your statement now..

“I am myself...who are you?”

Since: Mar 07

Earth

#19 Jul 17, 2007
Whats Next wrote:
Alot of people are trying to make him out to be aloving husband,Why was his girlfriend there that night? Because she stays there with him, most of the time. If he lies to his wife about his other women, why wouldnt he lie to stay out of jail?
That is rude and uncalled for...

Not to mention if he actually had a girlfriend that stayed there with him... then why is she not answering to this?

BECAUSE YOU JUST WANT TO START SOMETHING... and it is pure evil of you to do...

You are probably involved in attacking him in the first place...

“I am myself...who are you?”

Since: Mar 07

Earth

#20 Jul 17, 2007
Whats Next wrote:
Am not saying that gave no one the right to hurt any one. Am just saying there reason to wonder if his version of events are true.And you if have to get in to all their personal lives. To see what kind of person they are.
Well we definately see what kind of person you are...

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