11-Alive: Store Owners Cleared in Deaths

Discussion in 'Georgia In the News' started by Gunstar1, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. Gunstar1

    Gunstar1 Administrator

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    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Two Oglethorpe County store owners were acting in self defense when they fatally shot two people they said were trying to rob them, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has found.

    The GBI's announcement came Monday after a monthlong investigation into the shooting.

    Bobby Doster and his wife, Gloria Turner, say one of the teenagers fired at Doster while trying to rob the store Jan. 24. But the couple fired back with guns of their own, killing Michael Dewand Hill, 19, and Calvin Dantrell Ballard, 17.

    In a statement, Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Bob Lavender, said the investigation is closed and no action will be taken in the case.

    "After discussing victim and witness accounts, crime scene documentation and forensic evidence submitted to and examined at the GBI Crime Lab, authorities have concluded that the manner of the deaths were the result of justifiable homicide," Lavender said.
     
  2. wwwilljr

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    Glad to see that this went as it should. Congrats to the store owners and law enforcement.
     

  3. johnpeace

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    They even got the 'who is the victim here' part right!

    This is the least loaded piece on this whole affair I saw come out of the Athens Banner Herald.
     
  4. Gunstar1

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    Yeah, don't you love it when the person you are defending yourself against becomes the "victim" in the media. :x