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| May 31, 2020


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Police determine Waynesboro man was killed in self-defense, file no charges

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) — Investigators have determined that a Waynesboro man found dead of stab wounds last weekend was killed in self-defense, and no charges will be filed.

According to a joint statement from the Waynesboro Police Department and the Waynesboro Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, they concluded the killing of Marshal Elwood Staton, Jr. was justified.

Just before 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, Waynesboro police responded to a home in the 300 block of Yale Drive for a 911 call about a domestic violence situation in process. When officers got to the home, they found a woman and her adult son suffering from head injuries and a third person, identified as Staton, Jr., dead from what appeared to be stabbed wounds.

Over nearly a week of investigation, Waynesboro detectives gathered evidence and interviewed witnesses to figure out exactly what happened.

Autopsy results for Staton also came back on May 26 from the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke, determine his official cause of death.

What police say happened is this. Staton forcibly entered the home of his 57-year-olwHSVd ex-girlfriend on Saturday evening and started attacking her and her 31-year-old son with a wooden baseball bat.

Police say he struck them each multiple times, causing blunt force head injuries. During the course of his attack, the son fought back, stabbing Staton multiple times with a knife in self-defense.

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Read the rest here: WHSV

Update: Woman claims self-defense in Wednesday fatal shooting

Ashlynd Huffman
The state will not be filing charges against Ragina Louise Armstrong, 51, in Wednesday’s fatal shooting of John Robert Atkinson, 44, according to Assistant District Attorney Kevin Etherington.

Payne County Sheriff Kevin Woodward told the News Press Wednesday that Armstrong called 911 at 8:21 a.m. and told the dispatcher she had shot Atkinson in the head. The shooting occurred in the 3100 block of S. Twin Mounds Road in Yale.

Etherington said Armstrong claimed self-defense in the shooting.

Everything Armstrong told the District Attorney’s Office about why she shot Atkinson, and the events leading up to it would have given her the right to claim self-defense, he said.

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Read the rest here: Stillwater News Press

Mississippi AG drops charge against ex-cop indicted for killing man, citing self-defense

The Mississippi attorney general said Thursday that a manslaughter charge will be dropped against a white former police officer in the October 2015 shooting death of an African American man because her office reviewed the case and concluded the officer acted in self-defense.

The killing of Ricky Ball sparked protests in 2015 in Columbus, a mostly black city of 23,000 in northeast Mississippi.

Republican Lynn Fitch became attorney general in January. Her office said in a statement Thursday to WCBI-TV that it reviewed thousands of documents in the case and concluded there was not evidence to prosecute the former officer, Canyon Boykin.

“In fact, all evidence, including forensics and the sworn statements of four separate MBI investigators, points to necessary self-defense,” said Fitch’s statement, which did not mention the race of Boykin or Ball.

MBI is the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.

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Read the rest here: Magnolia State Live

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:

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    Imma gonna go out on a limb here, ride into the danger zone and say that AW1Ed has NOT lost that loving feeling, and wants us to be happy.

    Wilted Willy Wept!

  2. 26Limabeans says:

    Either that 1911 suffered a “breeched” birth or
    went transgender. I wouldn’t argue with it though.

    • Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman says:

      It’s a High Power.

      • David says:

        Amen… Browning P35 Grand Puissance. Nowadays 15 round reliable magazines are common – if you can’t do it with 16, adding more won’t help you. Probably the most widely used military pistol in the world, adopted by over 50 countries.

      • 26Limabeans says:

        Tnx. The grip screw puzzeled me.

  3. Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman says:

    All three stories (especially the second one) emphasize “make sure yours is the only story told”.

  4. I have to go off topic for a minute to say that the Houston FD lost 4 members from 51 & 68 Engines 7 years ago today on May 31, 2013 at a vacant Inn job.
    RIP Brothers & Sister.