If this was my home, this would be an obit, not a news article.
The last i heard on this was that the police are thinking of charging Don Shaxon with assult.
I love our legal system.
Better to be tried by twelve than carried by six. I probably would have done a lot more damage to this kid than Shaxon did, if I didn't accidentally kill him. Finding a stranger hunkering down in your basement while your wife and kids are upstairs....
a shovel and a bag of lime later, that problem is fixed.
Actually this is in my town. In fact, the guy who found the kid has been in the news before. I'm not sure I even believe him, honestly.
It's really strange but the teenagers here seem to get in more weird trouble than other towns. It was here the drunken teen drove a stolen car into someone's living room. It was here the two teens drove their car down the public school halls. List goes on.
I blame the boy's parents. The kids here are allowed to drink and often times the parents are buying the booze for the kids. The whole idea of "well, they are safer here than outside." Hmm, well outside they wouldn't have been able to get a stocked liquor cabinet to help themselves to. We were lucky to split a six pack between the four of us when we were sixteen. We didn't have parents buying us a 2-4 since we are in their basement. (the kids can get out of the basement).
I worry that these are my kid's friends. I worry that some sixteen year old is being egged on to drink by someone's drunken idiot parents. Peer pressure is hard enough without parents doing it. (seen it with my own eyes). My kid drinks and is "supervised" by his buddies mom and dad. My kid was so drunk that he almost got his faced kicked in at a chaperoned party. Like wtf? There is never booze in my house and I have always told him I don't want him drinking and he really learned alot at that party, so he's ok now.
But think of it this way. Suppose this kid wasn't used to drinking (he's only SIXTEEN), suppose he was totally wasted because of the booze that was given to him by some dickhead parent, suppose he honestly got the houses mixed up because he isn't used to the booze. We're going to kill him, kill him dead, no I'm sorry from the kid, no nothing, just dead and bleeding on your floor. He's crouched down behind a washing machine probably already so frigged up he doesn't know what he's doing and you're going to come along and blow his brains out.
Tell me, what threat is someone crouched down, wimpering and shaking behind a washing machine?
Plus maybe the guy is being charged because every time the police turn around he's carrying someone bleeding and half dead around? Feel free to lock your goddamned doors.
Not according to the local constabulary, they felt he was to intoxicated to form criminal intent. Jeeze i coulda used that way back when I was an a$$head breakin' laws, high and drunk.
Ok, well that is just crap, and unfair. What about drunk drivers? They are also too intoxicated to form criminal intent. Yet they don't seem to care when they devastate your family by killing someone in it. Ok now this makes no sense at all.
More news today on this case...
I hope this link works since the changes, I may be doing it wrong. I just copied and pasted, doesn't seem right to me...
Sorry, but this Shaxon guy is shady and I still don't know what I believe. That is the only reason there is even a question in the Police's mind. This is the guy that "conveniently" was walking by and found someone stumbling down the street (he'd just been thrown from a balcony, or rather beaten senseless and thrown from a balcony). A coincidence? Hmmm, apparantly I'm not the only one who thinks NOT. I bet you had it been anyone else in Burlington, there would have been no questions asked. The kid would have been charged normally and the other guy would have been left alone.
"No Canadian should sit there in judgment until they've been in the same situation." Is what he had to say.