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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:24 PM

Guilty plea in drinking-game gun death in Battle Creek

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20130112/NEWS01/301120028/Guilty-plea-drinking-game-gun-death-Battle-Creek

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“Me and my friend were playing around,” Castanier told Calhoun County Circuit Court Judge James Kingsley. “We were playing a game with guns and I shot and killed him.”

Battle Creek police said Ullrich died Sept. 19 from a single gunshot wound to the head. Officers said the two men, along with a third friend, Jeremy Hatcher, were celebrating Hatcher’s birthday at Castanier’s home.

“We were hanging out at a party for a friend’s birthday,” Castanier explained to the judge. “We were drinking. We had played with guns before and I shot him.”

Police said Ullrich was shot with a .357 caliber revolver.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:27 PM

1. Another responsible gun owner.

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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:47 PM

2. Should have never touched a gun...

 

pleaded guilty to the charges of manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a felon as part of a plea agreement. In exchange for his plea, the murder and felony firearm charges will be dismissed, according to defense attorney Dan Rhodes and Assistant Prosecutor David Heiss.

He is charged as a habitual offender because Castanier has a prior felony conviction for making a bomb threat in 1997 in Kalamazoo.


Universal Background checks needed-yes

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:52 PM

3. What good are tough gun laws if they're pleaded away? n/t

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:49 AM

4. Bullshit. Foul play.

 

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 03:08 AM

5. there is a scene in the movie

The Shootist the survivors should be forced on a loop. The one where Books tells Ron Howard's character that "guns and booze don't mix"
or words to that effect.

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