Gun Nuts Out Of Control – Murder In Spokane – ‘Man who shot, killed SUV thief charged with 1st degree manslaughter’
But remember – we just need more guns.
‘The Prosecutor’s Office relayed the charged Wednesday morning to Gerlach’s attorney’.
‘His attorney released this statement’:
“Mr. Gerlach is disappointed in this charging decision. He is looking forward to resolving this matter in court.”
Maybe…….just maybe Mr. Gerlach should have thought to settle this in court before he shot Brendan Kaluza-Graham in the back of the head that morning.
‘Two major aspects in this case are that Kaluza-Graham was driving away from the scene, and the angle that the bullet went in. Detectives say that the car was 40 to 60 feet away from Gerlach and going 50 miles per hour at the time. Prosecutor Steve Tucker says he does not believe Gerlach was in danger when he chose to fire the shot. He called the shot “1 in 1,000”.
‘Prosecutors are also filing a weapons violation enhancement. Together, if he is convicted, Gerlach will face 8 to 10 years in prison. But if he’s found “not guilty”, the jury will be asked to come back with a second verdict, as to whether what Gerlach did was in self defense’.
@ : http://www.khq.com/story/22452088/man-who-shot-car-theif
SPOKANE, Wash. — ‘The Spokane County Prosecutor said a homeowner involved in a deadly North Spokane shooting will be charged with 1st Degree Manslaughter’.
‘Here is how the law defines 1st Degree Manslaughter’:
“A person is guilty of manslaughter in the first degree when; a. He or she recklessly causes the death of another person.”
‘The charge also included a deadly weapon enhancement’.
‘Gerlach shot 25-year-old Brendan Kaluza-Graham while he was stealing Gerlach’s 1997 Chevrolet Suburban’.
‘The police report said Gerlach left his vehicle running in his driveway near Mission and Lee. Gerlach told police he saw the suspect pull out of his driveway. He followed Kaluza-Graham on foot and allegedly saw the suspect raise his arm. Gerlach said he fired when he thought he saw a gun’.
‘The police report said the bullet shot through the SUV window, through a baby seat, through a headrest and finally into Kaluza-Graham’.
‘The suspect died at the scene’.
‘Investigators did not recover any weapons from the car’.
From : http://www.ktvb.com/news/regional/SUV-owner-shoots-kills-thief-is-charged-with-1st-degree-manslaughter-209500821.html