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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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  • {{ The INFAMOUS }} Ms. Sugar Walls


  • ace

    they shouldnt have been robbing someones house

  • Tam


  • I'm Just Me

    LOL @ Suga Walls

    Sounds like MURDER 1 to me! He didn’t intend on maiming them so that they would stop so police could get there. He wanted to kill them. He should be in jail. REMIND ME TO STAY AWAY FROM PASADENA!

  • Rod Serling

    Submitted for your approval…a world where crime is excused and the criminals receive the sympathy. Sadly, the fact that the lawbreakers are now taking dirt naps and not being free to burglarize, rob and commit crimes against others is a rarity of justice that thankfully is not just found…

    …in The Twilight Zone!

  • J Man

    They shouldnt have been robbing someones house. I would shoot them too! Make sure I send a clear message to not mess with my family. If they robbed the house next door…you’re next!

    And in situations like this…you don’t want to end up like Sean Taylor.

    We need more neighbors like Joe Horn and not nosey sheep that turn their lights off and close their ears when you are in trouble…but got enough time to see all of your other business.


  • dcgal


  • Kel

    @ J Man —– EXACTLY!!

    If I hear anyone walk in my house in the middle of the night I am shooting first and asking questions later!!! Feel Me?

  • moca81

    I ain’t mad at the old man because they were robbing him we as people work to hard for our things and for someone to violate you by coming into your home and take your thing’s while your there…..Now come on your bold as hell so they got exactly what they deserve I’m not saying I’m happy they died BUT had they done do what they did they’d still be here…….So they brought that upon themslves……. COME ON NOW EVERYONE IF THAT WAS “YOU” YOU WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME DAMN THING NO MATTER WHAT RACE YOU ARE.

  • Envy (Est. in 1983)


  • Envy (Est. in 1983)


  • cliff

    they werent on his property… they were robbing the neighbors house. dude took the law into his own hands and should have been convicted. if i did that, as a black man, i would have been under the jail.

  • Aunt Viv

    Sounds like self defense to me.

  • cliff


    exactly!!!! i’ve been watching this story from when it first surfaced. this dude watched the robbers crawl through the neighbor’s window. he was supposed to stay in the house like the 911 operator instructed him to. texas law always favors the rednecks that take the law into their own hand. he wasnt even defending his own property. this guy is a cowboy and they let him loose.

  • Afiya

    That’s a whole big mess right there…this guy should be doing time…he was told to stay in the house and let the police handle it…BUT NOOO…he wanna be captain-save-a-home and go and shoot the guys…I seriously wonder if these guys were white would he have shot them???

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