The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Tactics and Training

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old October 18, 2011, 05:37 PM   #101
Join Date: June 8, 2008
Posts: 3,373
Posted by FAS1:He [(Ray Lemes)] has his life and this is what he said at his trial:

“If he wouldn't have entered my house, he wouldn't have been shot,” Lemes responded to prosecutors before both sides rested.

If he had it to do over again, homeowner Ray Lemes still would have shot a college student who bled to death on his cul-de-sac four years ago, he told jurors Tuesday at his murder trial.
Lemes was somehow able to convince a jury in a second trial that the evidence did not show beyond a reasonable doubt that he murdered the student. What he said was calculated to accomplish that result. Anything said to the contrary would have resulted in his conviction and in judgements against him in civil court

To most observers, however, the facts show that Lemes would have his life had he simply not chased the invader. He certainly would be better off financially. And he would not still face the risk of civil action.

Lemes dodged a bullet, to the surprise of many--but he has been left with nothing.
OldMarksman is offline  
Old October 18, 2011, 08:20 PM   #102
Join Date: February 12, 2001
Location: DFW Area
Posts: 20,806
This one's gone on long enough...
Did you know that there is a TEXAS State Rifle Association?
JohnKSa is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:56 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2016 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.08904 seconds with 7 queries