January 3, 2011

Probation for killing? After dog pees on prize lawn, justice?

A controversial decision has come in a court case involving the death of a young man in Illinois, who was shot after his dog peed on another man's lawn.

The killer, Charles Clements, is 69 years old and took great pride in his award winning lawn. After the younger man let his dog pee on the lawn, an argument ensued, the details of which have not been reported as far as I have seen, but at one point Clements allegently showed a gun and then put it back in his pocket, after which the young man punched him, and he then redrew his gun and fired.

Clements' lawyers succeeded in getting a second-degree murder conviction that only resulted in probation and not jail time.

Probation for killing after dog pees on prize lawn

Probation for killing, after dog pees on prize lawn

Posted at January 3, 2011 12:05 PM