Crime Does Not Pay..."Ego Tutaminis"
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Thursday, December 31, 2009
Home Invaders Stopped By Homeowner's Shotgun Blast
A St. Rose, Louisiana homeowner was confronted by two men trying to invade his home. Michael Cockerham was shot to death by the homeowner's shotgun after he kicked down the door to the house. Cockerham was armed with a handgun.
Cockerham pointed the gun's laser sight through the entrance. It was handgun versus homeowner's shotgun when the resident fired a shotgun and killed the thug. He was found in a neighbor's yard.
A second home invader, Aaron Vinnett, was arrested and charged with second degree murder committed during a crime and aggravated burglary. He was also hit by pellets from the shot and had a small chest wound.
No charges will be filed against the homeowner......... Meanwhile, in Las Cruces, New Mexico.......
Three men tried to break into an apartment In Las Cruces, N.M. The apartment's resident was awakened, grabbed his handgun, and fired. Steve Martinez was shot dead in the resident's bedroom during the break in.
The remaining two thugs ran to a car and drove off, Las Cruces police stopped the car for an expired car license violation and saw then men covered in blood. One was arrested for drunk driving and the other had an outstanding warrant pending further investigation.
The two men asked Martinez for a ride to collect some money. But it was Martinez who was the lead man in the break in. His accomplices tried to drag him away from the apartment, but left him when they fled.
The two survivors were charged with aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon and conspiracy. Neither has posted $50,000 cash bond.
Fact of the day: In Seattle, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon longer than 6 feet.