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Thread: Moonshine + guns = bad outcome

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    Regular Member Thundar's Avatar
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    Woman sentenced to 33 years in Virginia Beach shooting
    By Duane Bourne
    The Virginian-Pilot
    © June 4, 2008

    Marketta Jones was ordered to serve 33 years in prison on Wednesday for shooting a man who tried to steal a gun from her more than two years ago.

    Circuit Judge William O'Brien affirmed the jury's recommendationafter a trial in February. Jones, 42, was convicted of aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the shooting of Casey McCook at the Witchduck Crescent apartments on Shaman Crescent.

    The shooting occurred on Nov. 20, 2006 after Jones awoke from a night of bingeing on drugs and drinking moonshine.

    Prosecutors said during the trial that Jones fired the 9 mm semiautomatic weapon at McCook's chest after he tried to steal the pistol to buy drugs.

    McCook spent three weeks in a coma and suffered permanent brain damage and partial paralysis from his injuries.
    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

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    I wonder how much this had to do with moonshine and drugs verses that she maybe is just a nasty person that didn't like someone trying to steal from her.

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    Too bad this didn't happen in Texas or she would have gotten off.

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    Wow is that some bad writing. Had to read it 3 times to figure out what actually happened.

    Wonder if she would have been convicted if she had not been high or stoned?
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