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| July 21, 2019

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DA cites self-defense; No charges brought in fatal Hendersonville shooting

Jennifer Lindman
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (FOX Carolina) — The district attorney won’t bring charges in a fatal Hendersonville shooting, they reported on Friday.

“When you go to someone else’s property, the law does support them defending themselves when they believe they’re going to die or be badly injured,”said DA Greg Newman in a morning press conference on the shooting.

“We will not be submitting an indictment. There are not facts to support a charge that we can successfully prosecute.”

It’s been more than two weeks since the shooting death of James Stepp III on Brooklyn Avenue in Hendersonville County.

In a Friday morning press conference, District Attorney Greg Newman said there will not be any charges, citing that the facts support self-defense in Stepp’s death.

Stepp’s family rejects the decision, and a group gathered, calling for justice for James Stepp.

The shooting took place July 3 at a Hendersonville business.

Investigators say an argument broke out between the business owner and Stepp’s son, which led to the son being fired.

The DA said the son called Stepp, who showed up and got into a fight with the owner, punching him a number of times.

During the course of the fight the business owner took out a gun and fired three times before the gun jammed, fatally wounding Stepp.

“The law supports what this man did,” Newman said of the shooter in the press conference. He called the case difficult, tragic and “not the way we want people to resolve their disputes.”

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Read the entire article here: Fox Carolina

Here’s a more detailed account of the incident:

Stepp’s son, Jimmy, worked for Spinella at Spinella Trucking and Excavating Inc. and was fired the day of the incident after Spinella claimed Jimmy had damaged equipment, Newman said during a news conference Friday morning at the Henderson County Courthouse.

The son was asked to leave the property, then returned and had a heated verbal exchange with Spinella, which led to his firing, according to Newman.

Stepp then went to the business and confronted Spinella, Newman said. Stepp asked Spinella to give him his son’s paycheck immediately, Newman said. Newman said Stepp was not invited onto the property and Spinella did not know who Stepp was.

The incident quickly escalated, and Stepp punched Spinella in the head “very forcefully,” which caused Spinella to fall to the ground facedown, according to Newman, adding that Stepp continued to punch Spinella in the head.

A witness tried to break it up before getting tangled up and falling down, which allowed Spinella to turn enough to grab the pistol near the small of his back that he legally carried, Newman said.

After grabbing his pistol, Spinella stuck the firearm into Stepp’s chest and fired “as many times as he could fire it,” Newman said.


Seattle woman shoots burglary suspect who ignored warnings

SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) — A burglary suspect ignored numerous signs warning a Seattle homeowner was armed and prepared to shoot intruders and is in serious condition after she lived up to her promise.

KOMO reports the woman called 911 early Thursday to report she had shot an armed man as he tried to break into her home, wounding him in the shoulder.

Two other suspects were arrested nearby.

Burglars had broken into the woman’s home two days earlier while she was away, and police say this looks like a case of self-defense.

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Read the article and don’t miss the signage here: KGMI

Fatal shooting of Lancaster man was self-defense, no charges to be filed: DA

By Jana Benscoter
The Lancaster County District Attorney’s office said an investigation shows a fatal shooting in April 2019 was done in self-defense and no charges will be filed.

Prosecutors say Tony Torrellas was shot after entering his ex-girlfriend’s house in Lancaster. The woman’s boyfriend shot Torrellas, authorities said.

The district attorney’s office said the state law known as the Castle Doctrine states “that deadly force can be used against an intruder, but it does not specify how deadly force should be administered.”

“Our office reviewed all evidence gathered by the Lancaster city police to include: physical evidence from the scene, cellphone evidence from the parties involved, interview reports, an audio recording, and other information pertinent to the investigation,” the DA’s office said in a statement. “Our office applied the law pertinent to this case – specifically, the Castle Doctrine – and determined no charges should be filed.”

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The rest of the article may be viewed here: PennLive

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Reach out and touch someone.

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  1. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    There seems to be a theory among some folks that it is ok to pound on someone’s head when you become annoyed with them.

    Sidearms can refute this, when properly utilized.

    Probably why some folks with that odd idea about bashing want to ban sidearms.

    • Toxic Deplorable B Woodman says:

      Along with the three excellent FGSs, TWO (yes, two) equally excellent Gun Pr0n for the day.
      Lovin’ on that top picture of the Colt (Patterson?) cap-and-ball ivory grips matched pair complete kit.
      And then there’s the lovely young lassie with the Ma Bell (Reach-Out-And-Touch-Someone) rifle. WOOF!
      (BTW, are both her feet in splints?)
      Thank you, AW1Ed

      • Toxic Deplorable B Woodman says:

        Damnit! Kindle did it again! Was supposed to be a separate comment, not attached to 11B’s. Sorry, 11B.

        • 11B-Mailclerk says:

          No problemo.

          Those appear to be Dragoons. Nice.

        • 5th/77th FA says:

          Not Kindle’s fault Tox. The back of your mind was wanting to be attached to, matched, paired, and able to reach out and touch the Lovely Miss Thang AND the Colt’s Revolvers. Add all of that to the “other” FGS and it’s no wonder your machine glicked. I had an involuntary vascular reaction my own self.

          Story #1. Jim Pup Stepped into the deep stuff taking his fists to a gunfight. Damn shame to get killed on your birthday.

          Story #2. To quote our buddy Ron White “Here’s your sign!” Or to paraphrase The 5 Man Electric Band circa ’71, “…and the sign said…” Maybe dumbass couldn’t read.

          Story #3 sigh… Baby Daddy gets pissed cause baby momma done gone got herself another squeeze to be the new baby daddy. All he accomplished was getting his damn fool self killed.

          AW1Ed, today’s FGS with accompanying pr0n makes up for any stumbles from last week. RGR 769 gonna be lusting out loud over them Pattersons, ‘specially if they are originals.

        • rgr769 says:

          The pistols are Colt Second Model Dragoons.

  2. I’m a little confused. Was Jimmy Stepp the Stepp son of James Stepp or biological son. I see that the tree standing behind the young blond Chick holding the Sturm rifle is a Dogwood tree. you can tell by it’s Bark!!!!!!

  3. David says:

    Unlovely firearms but functional. Colt 1861 and 1858 Remington designs are far nicer aesthetically.

  4. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    That Wilson quote, here, is rather ironic considering Wilson’s views that government, to make “improvements”, needed to be less limited by the Constitution.