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Something a little similar here in Savannah a few weeks. The breaking story was at http://savannahnow.com/crime/2010-08-25 ... sor-forest but I can't find the follow up stories. This one seems justified though as it turns out the wife, a soldier, was severely beaten by her husband before she shot him. He did not die and she immediately ran next store and called police. Police state no charges will be filed against her.
 

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“It’s a great miscarriage of justice,†John Scott said walking out of the courtroom. “I don’t see how you can shoot someone six times and claim self-defense.â€
She said she tumbled out of bed, grabbed her .22-caliber Ruger semiautomatic target pistol from a drawer.
Seems pretty good to me. I know if I was using that he woulda got all 10...
 

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...Cliff Scott...was dead on the floor of the master bedroom. He had been shot once in the left chest, twice in the elbows, twice in the upper back and once in the head.
Twice in the back, huh? That would disqualify self-defense to me. Unless he was reaching for a weapon. Would love to see the blood splatter evidence. See if that head shot was fired from away or right above the body.
 

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corey541 said:
“It’s a great miscarriage of justice,†John Scott said walking out of the courtroom. “I don’t see how you can shoot someone six times and claim self-defense.â€
[quote:12mfn4r3]She said she tumbled out of bed, grabbed her .22-caliber Ruger semiautomatic target pistol from a drawer.
Seems pretty good to me. I know if I was using that he woulda got all 10...[/quote:12mfn4r3]Her explanation lacks merit in my opinion according to how the man was shot If the newspaper got it right. First off 6 shots 1 to the head and even hit the guy in the elbows?!?! So its obvious this chick has no gun shooting experience, but the head shot raises questions as well as the shooting in the back. Just my opinion but a woman that shoots a guy in the elbows just shows lack of use of a handgun so it sounds like she was just yanking the trigger and letting them fly. this was a .22 ruger guys.. theres little to no kick what so ever, my little nephew shoots my pistol with no issues with accuracy. To me this sounds like she and the victim started an argument with each other, he was facing her and she unloaded on him. The man didnt have a weapon, so HOW was she able to determine this guy was going to kill her? Sounds like she should have called police and gethered her stuff and left.. but this way she wouldn't be able to keep the trucking company or all the cash the guy had.
 

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We don't know where in the head he was shot... just the others. Now, with as little as I know about the forensics I might could say the first three were when the guy was in a combative position and she shot three to the chest and got one to the top of his head. That's when he fell over and she kept shooting and got two in the upper back. Perhaps... maybe. I don't have pictures or the coroner's report. We'll hear more about it on the Lifetime network in 9 months.
 

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It's also possible the criminal turned away from her after she started shooting and was shot in the back before he fell over. without crime scene photographs and drawings it's really hard to judge what happened over the interwebs.
 

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Jeez. You guys make it sound like somebody that's under fire is just going to stand there like a paper target and take it.

Doncha' think he may have been moving around.......just a little bit?
 

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A few years ago, a former Miss Savannah (Sharron Nicole Redmond) drove over to her ex-fiancées girlfriend's house and shot him from her car. She won her case and got off. Another miscarriage of justice because of who someone is.
Here's a news article from when a gag order was issued on the case: http://savannahnow.com/stories/123003/L ... bond.shtml
Google it now and they tend to make her out to have been the victim. :screwy:
 

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The man didnt have a weapon, so HOW was she able to determine this guy was going to kill her?.
Disparity of Force

And maybe she wasn't able to leave, that's why she shot him. As for the shots, they sound perfectly legit. Stress shooting is some of the hardest shooting there is, even trained pros have a hard time hitting the target. Multiple examples of cops firing off a whole bunch of rounds at a suspect a few feet from them and scoring only 1 or 2 hits.
 

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There's a lot to this story that's not in the articles.

I knew Cliff.
I saw him when he left to go home that night.
Cliff Scott was no saint but i do not believe he was abusive.
It's true he was moving his assets offshore and was planning to leave.
She probably learned of it that night.
For those of us who knew Cliff and know more about the situation there is no doubt he was murdered.

A true miscarriage of justice.
 

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My point was not the placement of shots, but the man's argument about six shots not being self defence. I know if all I had was a .22, your getting every single round in that thing.
 
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