Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Texas Jury: Joe Horn Not Indicted

This is interesting.

In November of 2007, Joe Horn spotted two men breaking into his next door neighbors home.
He called 911, then went out, confronted the two men and wound up shooting them.

Today, a Harris County grand jury refused to indict Mr. Horn -- in plain language, the District Attorney was not able to convince nine out of twelve "good men and true" that Mr. Horn had committed a crime.

Under the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Chapter 83, Mr. Horn is now "immune from civil liability for personal injury or death that results from the defendant's use of force or deadly force".

The case was controversial from the git-go.

HT: LawDog

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