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| August 16, 2019

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Update!  Teens, including 3 siblings, allegedly told investigators they came to Lake County to commit burglaries. Now they’re charged with murder in botched car theft.
Police agencies chased a vehicle from Gurnee into Chicago’s West Town neighborhood early Aug. 13, 2019.

By Jim Newton , Angie Leventis Lourgos and Rosemary Sobol
Teens from Chicago charged with murder after a 14-year-old was shot and killed by a homeowner with a gun told investigators they were in Lake County to commit burglaries and had stolen vehicles in the past, law enforcement officials said Wednesday.

Five Chicago teens, including four juveniles charged as adults, face charges after the fatal shooting at the home of a 75-year-old licensed gun owner who heard people on his property after 1 a.m. Tuesday and thought they were trying to steal his Audi, according to authorities.

Illinois law allows for authorities to charge suspects with murder if someone dies during the commission of another serious crime.

In this case, the teens were charged even though they were not holding the gun because 14-year-old Jaquan Swopes, of Chicago, was killed during the suspected attempted car theft at a home in a remote area between Antioch and Gurnee called Old Mill Creek.

Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim said Wednesday that the forcible felony laws in Illinois are similar to others across the country and have been upheld by courts nationwide.

“The felony murder law is in place to discourage people from committing forcible felonies, because if someone dies during the commission of a forcible felony, then it’s first-degree murder,” Nerheim said.

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How many called for adult felony murder yesterday? Read the entire article here: Chicago Tribune
Hat tip to ExPH2 for the link.

Home invasion near 22nd S.E. sends two to hospital

Amanda Cutshall / eExtra News
Paris Police officers responded to Clarksville St. near 22nd S.E. earlier today in regard to a home invasion. The suspect involved was identified as Daniel M. Roberts, 53 of Paris.

From Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley:

The victim will be identified only as a 78-year-old female at this time. She does have significant injuries; stab wounds, broken leg and a skull fracture, and has been admitted to a local hospital. The victim was able to call 9-1-1.

From the crime scene, it is apparent that the victim fought the suspect.

The suspect was arrested after jumping from a window at the residence and chased down. He was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg and released to arresting officers. He is currently being held in the city jail.

The suspect is identified as a Daniel M. Roberts, 53 of Paris. Due to investigation needs and further medical testing, there is no mug shot available at this point in the investigation.

Felony charges will include burglary for the time being and other charges will be filed as the investigation continues.

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The entire article may be viewed here: eExtra

Court rules SC man acted in self-defense in father’s killing, charge dismissed

By Glenn Smith
A 27-year-old Greenville County man will not a face a manslaughter trial in his father’s killing after a judge ruled Austin Mendez acted in self-defense when he used deadly force to save his mother from a brutal beating.

Circuit Judge Letitia Verdin recently granted Mendez immunity from prosecution under the state’s “stand your ground” law, which allows people in certain situations to use deadly force when defending their property or facing imminent serious injury.

Mendez had faced up to 30 years in prison for the July 2017 fatal shooting of his father, 50-year-old Richard Mendez, during a confrontation at the family’s home in the Upstate suburb of Taylors.

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The rest of the article ma be viewed here: Post and Courier

One down, six inconvenienced and none in the wind, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes. Not too shabby.

If we lower our standards, we lower the flag. — President Ronald Reagan

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  1. Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman says:

    Nice piece of gun pr0n at the top. TY.

  2. Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman says:

    I think the teens should be punished by being buried………..up to their calves……….head first.

  3. 5th/77th FA says:

    Chitcongo; The family that preys together stays together…in prison. Poor little Jaquan (sigh), lead astray ’cause he didn’t have a daddy around, “shot down like a dog.” Bull effing sh^t, you effing punk a$$ hoodlum. You effing got what your sorry a$$ deserved. My Brothers and Sisters didn’t have Daddy around due to his untimely death, (yesterday would have been his 97th birthday, killed in a truck wreck @ 40) and WE DIDN’T go from county to county stealing and assaulting. And not a dime of welfare/gubmint assistance came into our house. Eff them all, I hope they enjoy the rations served up by the BTJ&T and the BBSoS Delis.

    Mr. Dumba$$ Roberts got your teh stoopid a$$ shot and whipped by a 78 yo woman, AFTER, you stabbed her, broke some bones, and gave her a concussion.

    SC; Damn shame the young man had to kill his father to keep him from continuing to abuse his Mother. Maybe he should have killed the sorry mofo sperm donor sooner.

    Very,very nice piece of gun pr0n up there. Got lost in the linky before I could read the other stories.

    • Claw says:

      (sigh) acknowledged, and The TAH Name Scrabble®™ (Home Version) Whiz Wheel spins up the following (after a search for a middle name/initial which held No Joy) score:

      Jaquan Swopes (SIBLDAM* resulting in DOT via the Taxpayer’s Savings Head Shot) 33 x 6 = 198.

      * Self Inflicted Bernathian Level Dumb Ass Move

    • rgr769 says:

      The Shotcago Sun Times editorial board is quite unhappy that these “children” are subject to prosecution as adults for murder under the state’s felony murder rule. They claim these “children” should only be sent to Juvie for their crimes, and not for murder.

  4. chooee lee says:

    I didn’t have daddy around either, KIA when I was two years old. Same story, never arrested, no welfare in the house and an Honorable discharge after four years in the Navy. Just saying.

  5. David says:

    1873 was a banner year. Not only was the most powerful handgun round in the world to date, .45 Colt, introduced, a new long gun, the trapdoor Springfield, came out. It was chambered in .45 Government… which we now call .45-70. Both cartridges alive and doing well! Both replaced by smaller bore cartridges in 1892.

    • rgr769 says:

      The pictured pistol is a nickel plated, pearl gripped Colt SAA with a 4 3/4 inch barrel. The Colt Custom Shop is still making them. It was the pistol that won the West.