Posted by Bossip Staff
Some people think they can get away with murder, and some people actually do. This dude, Joe Horn, who shot down two Colombians that had robbed his neighbor’s home, has just been cleared by a jury:
A Harris County grand jury on Monday ended the rancorous seven-month debate over Pasadena resident Joe Horn’s decision to gun down two illegal immigrant burglars in his front yard, concluding the act was a justifiable use of deadly force and not murder. [The grand jury] likely also heard his breathless 911 call, during which the increasingly frustrated retiree ignored a dispatcher’s pleas to stay inside and out of harm’s way. The Nov. 14 call ended with the sound of Horn racking a shell into his 12-gauge shotgun’s chamber followed by three gunshots that killed Colombians Diego Ortiz, 30, and Hernando Riascos Torres, 38.
Each man was shot in the back. They had taken about $2,000 in the burglary.
Here’s how things went down on that ill fated day:
Horn was alone inside the home he shares with his daughter’s family around 2 p.m. on Nov. 14 when he was heard glass shattering next door, spotted Ortiz and Torres crawling through a window and called 911 to report the break-in.
The operator repeatedly urged him to stay in his house, but Horn said he did not believe it would be right to let the burglars get away.
“Well, here it goes, buddy,” Horn told the operator. “You hear the shotgun clicking and I’m going.”
The operator replied: “Don’t go outside.”
“Don’t go outside the house,” the 911 operator pleaded. “You’re going to get yourself shot if you go outside that house with a gun. I don’t care what you think.”
“You want to make a bet?” Horn answered. “I’m going to kill them.”
Then the tape recorded Horn warning: “Move and you’re dead!” Two quick shots can be heard on the tape, followed by a pause and then a third shot.
After the shooting, he redialed 911.
“I had no choice,” he said, his voice shaking. “They came in the front yard with me, man. I had no choice. Get somebody over here quick”
Hmmm. The victims were running away from the old redneck. Isn’t it considered self defense when a person is in immediate danger? SMH.
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