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Homeowner charged with attempted murder after shooting trespasser.

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Quote Originally Posted by The_Outlaw View Post
In a story some are already saying bears resemblance to the Trayvon Martin case, a homeowner in New Orleans has been arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder after he shot an unarmed teenager. The homeowner thought that the teen was trying to break into his home.
14-year-old Marshall Coulter is in critical condition after being shot in the head by 33-year-old Merritt Landry at around 2 am Friday morning. Police, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports, said that the teen was shot near Landry’s car. Friends told the outlet that Landry’s car was behind the gate.
According to the arrest warrant, viewed by the Times-Picayune, Landry said he approached Coulter from his front yard, near his car. But as he drew closer, he said the boy made a “thwarted move, as if to reach for something.” Fearing it was a weapon, Landry shot him once.

Homeowner Charged with Attempted Murder in New Orleans After Shooting Teen He Says He Thought Was Breaking Into His Home | Video | TheBlaze.com

What was this supposedly 'innocent kid' doing trespassing inside of someones fenced in yard at '2 am' in the darkest hours of the night...
Playing peek a boo or playing "real life" grand theft auto on other people's private property?

This punk was clearly up to no good imvho.
His own brother even admitted that; "He would steal" & that "He was a professional thief for sure".

Play stupid games = Win stupid prizes.


  1. m444ss's Avatar
    Well, in most states you can't shoot someone for being in yard at 2am, and thinking the trespasser was reaching for a gun will come down to crdibility with the jury and that state's law re state of mind; HOWEVER, not really much of a match with Trayvon Martin. Martin wasn't shot for being in the wrong place or even for "reaching for a weapon" that turned out to be something else. He was shot for punching a man in the face, knocking him to the ground, and than repeatedly bashing his head into a sidewalk.