If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Capital Gazette)   Active-duty USAF tech sergeant experiences a home invasion at 2:00 in the morning, shooting and killing the perpetrator after he refused to leave and kept advancing towards him. Fark: ...and is promptly charged with murder. Happy Veteran's Day   (capitalgazette.com) divider line 245
    More: Asinine, home invasions, Veterans Day, perpetrators, sergeants, experiences  
•       •       •

19038 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Nov 2013 at 8:41 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



245 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-11-10 08:42:41 AM  
See you in a day for the follow up story that says the charges have been dropped.
 
2013-11-10 08:43:47 AM  
I'm sure it happened exactly like the accused's defense attorney says it did.
 
2013-11-10 08:43:50 AM  
the comments....

"I think fthat the girl has every thing to do with it and they shouldnt get away with it how can u shoot someone and get away with it expecley when the one guys is in the air force he should knoe better Kendall wasnt that big u should have called the cops not shoot him he was a very nice person every time I saw him its not right everone lost a good friend he will be missed "
 
2013-11-10 08:44:10 AM  
District Court Judge Jonas Legum reduced Pinkerton's bond from $1.5 million to $250,000.

So why is he still complaining?
 
2013-11-10 08:44:16 AM  
"refused to leave and kept advancing" is the sergeant's story or is this on video?

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-10 08:44:47 AM  
Did he stand his ground?

If he was moving around, he should be charged with murder
 
2013-11-10 08:45:08 AM  
This is when that patchwork of "states rights" inspired laws looks more like you've traveled from one country to another.
 
2013-11-10 08:46:01 AM  
As innocent as Zimmerman and serves his country as well!

Good job!
 
2013-11-10 08:46:14 AM  
Read the story subby. The burglar was having or had an affair with the sergeant's wife. Also, there was an argument and all of this sounds like it transpired over 10-15 minutes. There is enough questions that charges are warranted.
 
2013-11-10 08:46:25 AM  
Um...kinda left out the part where the "home invader" was having an affair with the "victim's" wife, dincha subby?
 
2013-11-10 08:46:40 AM  
He should shoot his whore of a wife next.
 
2013-11-10 08:46:45 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: "refused to leave and kept advancing" is the sergeant's story or is this on video?

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 206x320]


"Pinkerton shot Green once in the chest from 10 to 15 feet away, but Green continued to advance toward him"

wait what?

"Glock 17 9mm handgun"

ohhh.... 9mm peashooter
 
2013-11-10 08:47:11 AM  
Intruder must be armed or in Texas for just shooting them dead to be legal.
 
2013-11-10 08:51:37 AM  
~~Pinkerton shot Green once in the chest from 10 to 15 feet away, but Green continued to advance toward him, his wife Jessica and two friends who were at the house, O'Neill said. That's when Pinkerton shot him again.
I call "wrong caliber."
My son, who drove a tank to Baghdad in 2003, told me that 9mm is merely a noisemaker. He had to empty the magazine into the first Fedayeen he killed. (Fortunately, I had sent him 30-round magazines).

/we both carry 10mm Glocks
 
2013-11-10 08:52:04 AM  
The fact that he suspected the man of having an affair with his wife means they have examine this closely. It's pretty unusual for lovers to break into their married lover's home at 2am.

Possible but seems weird.
 
2013-11-10 08:52:27 AM  
10 times "police said".

12 times "O'Neill said".

And a new paragraph for every sentence.

Why do they write like this?

TFA isn't long but I had a hard time getting through it.
 
2013-11-10 08:53:10 AM  
I don't really blame him for shooting a dude who is banging his wife. But it's still murder.
 
2013-11-10 08:54:06 AM  
If the victim had only had a gun this wouldn't have happened (says the NRA).
 
2013-11-10 08:54:22 AM  
He was cuckolded and decided to dispatch his rival.

That's a prisoning for you, Pinkerton!
 
2013-11-10 08:54:34 AM  
When I was younger, I was involved in a relationship with a woman who was still married. This was a different time, and I freaked out when I found she wasn't legally separated or divorced. At that time, he could 'come home', finding me in bed with her, he could kill me, wounding her in the process, and he wouldn't be charged with anything because the law said that was just fine.

I'm wagering this is just a jealous husband killing the guy banging his wife. I get it, it's primal, and if I was him I'd wonder if those kids were really mine.

Of course his a$$ should get tossed in prison if that's why he shot the guy. I said I understand, I didn't say it was legal.
 
2013-11-10 08:54:36 AM  

prjindigo: Intruder must be armed or in Texas for just shooting them dead to be legal.



You'd be surprised. I live in Delaware, where a homeowner (or tenant) can use deadly force to prevent forced entry... or if "surprised" by an intruder in the home.
 
2013-11-10 08:54:49 AM  
This story has very little to do with the shooter being a vet, and more to do with the dead guy balling the vet's wife.  That being said, the claim of self-defense will be hard to contradict, what with the only other witness being dead and all.  Sounds familiar?

The biggest problem for the prosecution will be explaining why the victim was in another guy's house at 0200h when he is "friends" with the missus.
 
2013-11-10 08:55:55 AM  
Whaaa? How?!?...

"A Glen Burnie man acted in self-defense when he shot and killed another man he suspected of having an affair with his wife, his attorney said Monday."

Done in line one.
 
2013-11-10 08:58:28 AM  
Maryland? It makes total sense now.
 
2013-11-10 08:59:07 AM  

edmo: This is when that patchwork of "states rights" inspired laws looks more like you've traveled from one country to another.


Most criminal law arises from the common law and has evolved from state to state, though states have now use criminal codes molded by those laws. "States rights" has nothing to do with it.
 
2013-11-10 09:00:07 AM  
The state argued that Pinkerton could have called 911.

If that's all you've got, you might want to go back and sharpen your pencil.

Rule 1: Don't break into other people's houses.
Rule 2: If ignoring Rule 1, and then find out owner has a gun aimed at you and tells you to leave,,,, leave.
Rule 3: If ignoring Rules 1 and 2 makes sense to you, then be sure to tip Mr. Darwin when you see him.
 
2013-11-10 09:00:48 AM  
So, dude gets special trip home, but the third wheel comes looking for the wife hoping to get his dick wet.

Husband freaks and shoots him.

I'll go with my story over the idea of an elaborate break in scheme.
 
2013-11-10 09:01:04 AM  

Milo Minderbinder: This story has very little to do with the shooter being a vet, and more to do with the dead guy balling the vet's wife.  That being said, the claim of self-defense will be hard to contradict, what with the only other witness being dead and all.  Sounds familiar?

The biggest problem for the prosecution will be explaining why the victim was in another guy's house at 0200h when he is "friends" with the missus.


if there is any evidence of the door being busted open, then that should be all that is required for a self-defense argument (ianal)
you kick down a door at 2am after being told to leave, you can't be there to talk things out rationally.
 
2013-11-10 09:01:09 AM  
I'm not going to comment until the trial. I don't know all the facts and had it wrong on Zimmerman.


...Screw all that. Guilty of manslaughter. Killed the guy in the heat of the moment after catching him banging his wife.
 
2013-11-10 09:01:15 AM  

GopherGuts: prjindigo: Intruder must be armed or in Texas for just shooting them dead to be legal.


You'd be surprised. I live in Delaware, where a homeowner (or tenant) can use deadly force to prevent forced entry... or if "surprised" by an intruder in the home.


Kentucky as well.  By law in Kentucky there is a presumption that you are acting in self defense to prevent death or serious bodily harm if you use force against an intruder who has entered your dwelling or vehicle unlawfully and forcefully.  They don't have to have a weapon, by law you can presume that they are armed if they are breaking in to your house or carjacking you, and you can respond with lethal force.

KRS 503.055
 
2013-11-10 09:01:31 AM  
No one yet pointed out the dead man wasn't even in the house when he was shot?

I'm getting the feeling the cops and DA don't think the husband is telling the truth. Maybe the neighbours didn't hear all the shouting that was supposidly taking place?

Or maybe the husband disrespected the cops and they want to stick it to him
 
2013-11-10 09:01:47 AM  
Here's your progressive ideals at work.
 
2013-11-10 09:02:11 AM  

Milo Minderbinder: This story has very little to do with the shooter being a vet, and more to do with the dead guy balling the vet's wife.  That being said, the claim of self-defense will be hard to contradict, what with the only other witness being dead and all.  Sounds familiar?

The biggest problem for the prosecution will be explaining why the victim was in another guy's house at 0200h when he is "friends" with the missus.

Pinkerton shot Green once in the chest from 10 to 15 feet away, but Green continued to advance toward him, his wife Jessica and two friends who were at the house, ...


It shouldn't be too hard to get the real story.
 
2013-11-10 09:03:21 AM  

MFAWG: I'm sure it happened exactly like the accused's defense attorney says it did.


I could have been "Shoots guy banging his wife, then kicks own door in to make it look like home invasion"

"He was coming right at me!"
 
2013-11-10 09:03:33 AM  
Link goes straight to a comments page, and there is no story?!
 
2013-11-10 09:04:10 AM  

Nabb1: edmo: This is when that patchwork of "states rights" inspired laws looks more like you've traveled from one country to another.

Most criminal law arises from the common law and has evolved from state to state, though states have now use criminal codes molded by those laws. "States rights" has nothing to do with it.


Except Louisiana, we have the Napoleonic Code.
 
2013-11-10 09:04:49 AM  

GameSprocket: him, his wife Jessica and two friends who were at the house,


He didn't want a 5th wheel for the in-progress foursome?
 
2013-11-10 09:05:17 AM  

bulldg4life: I'll go with my story over the idea of an elaborate break in scheme.


What elaborate break-in scheme? They fought, he walked away, came back and kicked in the door, and the guy shot him. Nothing elaborate about it.
 
2013-11-10 09:05:31 AM  

GameSprocket: Milo Minderbinder: This story has very little to do with the shooter being a vet, and more to do with the dead guy balling the vet's wife.  That being said, the claim of self-defense will be hard to contradict, what with the only other witness being dead and all.  Sounds familiar?

The biggest problem for the prosecution will be explaining why the victim was in another guy's house at 0200h when he is "friends" with the missus.

Pinkerton shot Green once in the chest from 10 to 15 feet away, but Green continued to advance toward him, his wife Jessica and two friends who were at the house, ...

It shouldn't be too hard to get the real story.


His wife and friends won't contradict him, especially with her denying the affair.  I'm not saying it wasn't slf-defense, I'm just saying it is very unlikely that any other version will come out.
 
2013-11-10 09:05:39 AM  
Dude busted the door down damaging the frame?  I might have done the same thing.  It would have been justified here if I had reason to believe my life was in danger and he was in my house.  If all that is true, I hope he gets off.  I also hope I am never faced with having to take a life.
 
2013-11-10 09:06:13 AM  

Publikwerks: Read the story subby. The burglar was having or had an affair with the sergeant's wife. Also, there was an argument and all of this sounds like it transpired over 10-15 minutes. There is enough questions that charges are warranted.


Yup. I'm sure the unreported details of this story will be an epic poem in twelve books.

Or at least a love triangle gone bad.
 
2013-11-10 09:06:26 AM  

logic523: See you in a day for the follow up story that says the charges have been dropped.


Unlikely.  Maryland is one of those states that believes criminals should have a safe work environment.

Military personnel assigned to places Like Maryland should receive hazardous duty pay
 
2013-11-10 09:07:14 AM  
If the police check out his story that him and his wife were out together and arrived home at 2am and the guy shows up at their door immediately after and after a verbal altercation the guy breaks into the house, then it's self defense.
 
2013-11-10 09:08:29 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2013-11-10 09:08:48 AM  
I can tell few of you have ever lived in Maryland. You even look at a cop wrong and you're going to jail. 57mph in a 55? Yep, that's $150 ticket.

What's that old REM song? "Don't go back to Rockville" No truer words ever sung.

Visting your married girlfriend's home at 2am when you know the husband is home, that is NOT something a sane person does. I'm going with self defense and fark the State of Maryland.
 
2013-11-10 09:09:01 AM  

prjindigo: Intruder must be armed or in Texas for just shooting them dead to be legal.


Not if they break down the door and enter. The key word is enter.
But dont dare shoot them if they are outside the door or running away.

/lives in Fort Worth
 
2013-11-10 09:09:27 AM  
Yeah this wasn't some random "home invasion", the shot guy was sleeping with the shooter's wife.

"He's coming right at me!"
 
2013-11-10 09:12:23 AM  
Husband in jail and lover in the ground.

10 bucks says Jessica's out looking for her next meal ticket.
 
2013-11-10 09:12:33 AM  
When I saw this headline, I knew, at the time, that all that remained to be seen was how big of a lie it was, and in what way.
 
2013-11-10 09:12:56 AM  

Prophet of Loss: Yeah this wasn't some random "home invasion", the shot guy was sleeping with the shooter's wife.


Uh, no, the shot guy broke into the home at 2 in the morning after having been told to leave.
 
Displayed 50 of 245 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report