3 run homer wrote:Madison wrote:Martin also told the dispatcher: "I've been harassed by him and his parents for five years.
Martin, 66, allegedly told police he had several times had problems with neighbors walking on his lawn.
Neighbors said Martin lived alone quietly, often sitting in front of his one-story home with its neat lawn, well-trimmed shrubbery and flag pole with U.S. and Navy flags flying.
Let's see, a 66 year old Navy veteran who's been harassed by the kid and the family for 5 years, shoots the kid for walking on his grass.....again. While that's going a bit far to say the least, I'm not going to sit here and say anything bad about the old guy. The kid knew better and/or the parents obviously didn't teach the kid an ounce of respect. Again, killing the kid was overboard, but we're not talking about a saint here either guys, so let's not hang the old man as the only one who did something wrong here. Yes, the old man was wrong to kill the kid, but the kid also repeatedly ignored and had zero respect for the old man, and his property. Both were in the wrong.
Dude, he killed a kid for walking on his grass. and the article never mentioned what type of harassment. What he may view as harassment others may view as normal behavior. Regardless, the kid is no longer breathing. The family lost a son. The wrong doing doing of the old man is in no way a comparison of any wrong doing of a 14 year old kid.
I don't believe Madison was justifying what the old man did, just stating that the victim wasn't an innocent little boy selling lemonade.