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Rule four

This is very odd:

A Pennsylvania man was convicted on all charges in the death of his 12-year-old daughter, who was shot by a constable serving eviction papers with a bullet that went through her fathers arm.

Perry county authorities said that in January 2016 Donald Meyer Jr, 60, pointed a loaded rifle at the constable. The officer fired and the bullet wounded Meyer but killed Ciara Meyer, who was standing behind him.

I don’t see a case for charging the man but there’s probably some law about something happening during the commission of a crime. And the police officer is responsible for the rounds that come out of his gun. Well, he would be if he wasn’t a police officer.

7 Responses to “Rule four”

  1. ParatrooperJJ Says:

    Pretty sure this is an application of the felony murder law.

  2. Tirno Says:

    Yeah, this seems very much like the situation where a person feloniously causes a situation, the response to which resulted in a death, so the person the caused the situation gets the murder charge.

  3. mikee Says:

    Agree. You don’t argue with cops, your lawyer argues for you with a judge, unless you’re really, really stupid.

  4. Publius Says:

    We only have the cops’ word on this.

    Without videotape showing him doing this, for all I know he may have simply answered the door with a shotgun in one hand.

  5. Paul Says:

    Since the father was perpetuating a felony and there was a death while in commission of that felony, then he was charged murder for that death.

    That is the way it works here in Texas to. So don’t come here and commit felonies that might get someone killed. You will be charged with CAPITAL MURDER if you do.

    Simple, no?

  6. Ravenwood Says:

    +1 Paul,

    That’s the case I was thinking about.. like if two guys rob a liquor store and the cashier pulls out a shotgun and blows one of them away. The surviving accomplice can face murder charges for the guy that met his maker.

  7. pkoning Says:

    +2. And rightly so. The persons initiating the crime should be accountable, not the person using proper self defense.