Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Non-Jury Trial, Verdict Rendered In Florida

A Michigan man has been identified as the defendant in a non-jury trial, conviction and execution in Ocean Park, Florida. Judith Kuntz, 64, served as prosecutor, judge and executioner.

The Brevard County Sheriff's Office said Jason Lewis Preston was burglarizing the home of Judith Kuntz, 64, when the widow pulled out a .38 caliber handgun and shot him to death.

Investigators believe Preston broke the glass to a back window at Kuntz's Ocean Park home. Kuntz told investigators she heard the noise and saw the man's shadow in the doorway to her bedroom, according to Local 6 News partner Florida Today.
Kuntz then fired from about 10 feet away, striking Preston in the chest. He staggered into the yard, collapsed and died.


No appeal is expected.

5 Comments:

At 11:22 AM, Blogger Masked MenaceĀ© said...

OMG, the Wild West has broken out in Florida. I told you that stupid self-defense law would do that. :-)

On a more serious note, Is it true that in Ga the body has to fall inside the house and if it falls outside the house, Home Defense no longer applies?

 
At 11:44 AM, Blogger Jehane said...

That's when you drag their sorry behind back inside the house...

 
At 12:08 PM, Blogger Masked MenaceĀ© said...

Absolutely!

I certainly wouldn't hesitate to shoot an invader because of that provision and I seriously doubt too many police officers would even mention (much less investigate) the blood trail leading back into the house, but it still seems stupid.

 
At 2:07 PM, Blogger KJ said...

I think the rule, MM, is you have more leeway to shoot them inside the home, and if they get out of the home, the question of where the shooting can be questioned. Thus, drag their sorry @$$ back inside, then have the dog lick up the blood trail, before consuming the robber.

 
At 10:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish the worst for all of you who posted those comment's I mean think about there family.If one of the family member's read this it would only make them relive it all!!!!!

 

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