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When this guy says stay off his Lawn...He means it!

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by ConcordCowboy, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Man guilty of murder in shooting over lawn

    Ohio homeowner killed teen who walked across meticulously tended grass



    Updated: 9:40 p.m. ET April 26, 2007
    BATAVIA, Ohio - A jury Thursday convicted a man of murder for shooting a teenage neighbor who walked on his obsessively maintained lawn.

    The jury deliberated less than four hours before finding Charles Martin, 67, guilty of murder. Martin was tried on a charge of aggravated murder, but jurors convicted him on the lesser count of murder because they could not agree the killing was planned.

    The defense didn't dispute that Martin shot 15-year-old Larry Mugrage Jr. after he stepped on the lawn Martin meticulously cared for, mowing it as many as five times a week.

    But defense attorney R. Scott Croswell III said Martin had been harassed for years by Mugrage and other neighborhood youths who insulted Martin and ignored his pleas to stay off the lawn.

    Prosecutors said Martin and the teen exchanged words when he stepped on Martin's front yard on the way to play basketball. Later, the boy stepped on the lawn again, and Martin fired at him twice with a shotgun, according to testimony. Martin called 911, telling a dispatcher: "I just killed a kid."

    Kevin Miles, an assistant Clermont County prosecutor, told jurors that after the first confrontation, Martin loaded his .410-gauge shotgun and waited more than three hours for Mugrage to return.

    Martin faces 15 years to life in prison when he is sentenced May 23. He remains in jail on $2 million bond.

    © 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18341338/
  2. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    When did CBZ move to Ohio? :confused:
  3. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    My buddy was just plotting this last night about his lawn:lmao2:
  4. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    :laugh1:

    I did think of him after I posted that.
  5. Boom

    Boom Just Dez It

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    Whoever currently owns the "Cell of the Month" is about to get some stiff competition.
  6. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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  7. ArmyCowboy

    ArmyCowboy New Member

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    Obsess much?
  8. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Where'd you find that picture of Pops? :laugh1:
  9. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    Had to have been a long lost cousin......:eek::
  10. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    It's a shame that it came to this. The life of a teenager. And basically, the rest of the life of someone else.

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