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  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jun 6, 1:26 p.m.

    Self-defense, pfffttt!!!
    Prayers for the loved ones of Rincon.

  • westernwake1 Jun 6, 10:41 a.m.

    He is responsible, end of story.

    But the victim was a fool for chasing him! Once they leave your... View More

    — Posted by busyb97

    Under the law - you CAN follow a criminal while calling police with their location.

    Plenty of bank robbers and other criminals have been caught in North Carolina because a citizen followed them in a car while calling the police.

  • westernwake1 Jun 6, 10:37 a.m.

    You were in the middle of committing a crime and got chased off by a homeowner. Then the evidence is not clear if you or the homeowner was responsible for the ramming of the cars -- then you shot the victim at point-blank range (suggesting you were not trying to get away).

    Let me be clear if you shoot someone during the commission of a crime and its aftermath then you have no possible "self-defense" justification. His lawyer's assertion is pure nonsense and any jury should see through it in an instant.

  • zoso62 Jun 6, 10:10 a.m.

    Guilty. Period.

  • bmac813 Jun 6, 9:15 a.m.

    Now remember don't blame the Gang Member who was Robbing the Mans car, Blame the Gun. Like someone else said you don't point a Gun at someone Point Blank and now meaning to Kill them.
    He sounds like Obama, he heard it the Next day on The News, Gee that is starting to become a Norm. If Obama can get away with it I'll try it.

  • Mee Jun 6, 8:52 a.m.

    1. The gun is always loaded.
    2. The gun is always loaded.
    3. Don't aim/shoot at anything you don't want to KILL.
    4. The gun is always loaded.

    I'm astounded at people who carry handguns and then "accidentally" shoot and kill someone. A gun is not a "cool" accessory, it is a weapon, not a gaming controller.

  • Lightfoot3 Jun 6, 8:36 a.m.

    While plausible, his story isn't very believable. Granted, don't really care what his buddies say because the DA is probably extorting them with plea deals. I doubt he feared for his life, but rather shot the guy because he was being followed. And while he denies breaking into cars, if he was doing that he kind of loses the claim to self-defense given he was up to no good. I'd say guilty.


    "But the victim was a fool for chasing him!" - busyb97


    Totally agree.

  • busyb97 Jun 5, 7:51 p.m.

    He is responsible, end of story.

    But the victim was a fool for chasing him! Once they leave your property, you no longer have any "castle" rights. You cannot pursue. And this is partly why!

  • Fireflies Rock Jun 5, 4:10 p.m.

    uh huh, it took his conscience 5 months, and even then he didn't turn himself in, but was tracked down. He shoots someone point blank and is surprised he killed the man?

  • mfarmer1 Jun 5, 4:02 p.m.

    "Gang member testifies he didn't mean to kill Raleigh man"

    But he did

  • scubagirl2 Jun 5, 3:47 p.m.

    sorry, you do NOT shoot someone point blank and not mean to kill them.....he must think the jury is crazy.

  • croberts11117 Jun 5, 3:41 p.m.

    Don't buy into his story. He knows he might make parole in 15-25 years and this will make him look like the angel that he is not. Probally working on a deal with DA.

  • maybetoolatedixon2 Jun 5, 3:34 p.m.

    I hope the jury does not mean to put him on death row. He probably didn't mean to go to another state to find the family and tell them how sorry he was for killing the father. Guess I didn't mean to write this.

  • Itsmyopinion67 Jun 5, 3:17 p.m.

    He meant to kill the other guy. His bad...let him go.

  • sctech Jun 5, 3:15 p.m.

    On the run five months, captured in another state, and now his conscience bothers him. Yeah, right.

  • mockingbird313 Jun 5, 3:13 p.m.

    I forgiveness helps clear his conscience, I hope they don't forgive him.

  • ohbumr Jun 5, 2:50 p.m.

    he's sorry, let the poor guy go. it was just murder after all.

  • edanderson369 Jun 5, 2:49 p.m.

    If you didn't *mean* to kill him, you shouldn't have aimed a gun at him! stupidity cannot be cured at this stage.

  • Backtothemountains Jun 5, 2:28 p.m.

    WHATTTTTTTTTTT??????????

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