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mudesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-30-08 07:22 PM
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Man shoots, kills two, gets off scott free. This can only happen in Texas
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http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/06/30/burglary.shooting.a...


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Joe Horn, 61, shot the two men in November after he saw them crawling out the windows of a neighbor's house in the Houston suburb of Pasadena.

Horn called 911 and told the dispatcher he had a shotgun and was going to kill the men. The dispatcher pleaded with him not to go outside, but Horn confronted the men with a 12-gauge shotgun and shot both in the back.

"The message we're trying to send today is the criminal justice system works," Harris County District Attorney Kenneth Magidson said.

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The two Horn suspected of committing burglary, Hernando Riascos Torres, 38, and Diego Ortiz, 30, were unemployed illegal immigrants from Colombia. Torres was deported to Colombia in 1999 after a 1994 cocaine-related conviction.



Man takes law into his own hands, law says it's OK. This man ought to be charged and convicted with first degree murder, but there you go.

I'm not at all surprised that the two victims were not white.
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