SPOKANE, WA — A man who shot and killed a man who had previously hit him and the woman he had come so assist has been acquitted of all charges, according to KXLY.
Here’s the catch, William Poindexter, the man shot, had stopped attacking him and was walking away with her. Edward Bushnell shot Poindexter in the back.
As KXLY reports:
Bushnell saw a total stranger getting beaten by her boyfriend and when Bushnell tried to stop the attack, he was clubbed in the face.
After Bushnell was knocked to the ground and the couple started walking away, Bushnell pulled a pistol out of his bag and shot William Poindexter in the back.”
Prosecutors believed that he was past the point of justifiable homicide, but the jury seems to have disagreed.
“He thought he was doing the right thing and I think he was doing the right thing,” said his defense attorney Rob Cossey according to KXLY.
Had he been convicted, he would have faced up to 25 years in prison.
That’s no joke.
This story brings out a really important point — there is a truly awesome responsibility that comes with concealed carry, and judgment in conflict is clear.
Although this good Samaritan was able to avoid jail time, and we’re happy for him, the jury could very easily have convicted the man who shot another man in the back.
It’s incredibly tricky — keep your heads cool out there.
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