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Old 01-09-2011, 07:15 AM
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Default Man gets probation after killing neighbor for dog urinating on lawn

Of course there is more to the story than the headline reveals...

Man gets probation after killing neighbor for dog urinating on lawn
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:49 AM
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Holy cow! Marijuana users get more punishment than that! That is NOT justice. He took a man's life! Self defence wasn't relevant apparently. So what justifies that?!?!?! A dog peeing on lawn? Unbelievable!
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:48 PM
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Holy cow. I don't understand how he could get simple probation for MURDER. He took a father away from three little kids.
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:39 PM
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WTF?!?!?!? I was SURE I misread the title.
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:37 PM
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I question why any man would feel the need to assualt a senior...but I also question why said senior, who obviously knew what a fatal vs. nonfatal shot would be as he was an ex-marine, would feel the need to shoot to kill a man over said punch in the face!

That is just so messed up.
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:56 PM
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Can someone copy and paste it for me? My stupid computer won't load it.
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:59 PM
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Here ya go:
CHICAGO ***8226; A Chicago-area man who killed a neighbor whose dog urinated on his lawn was sentenced today to four years probation.

"This is not justice," said Gail Williams, the slain man's aunt.

Charles Clements, 69, a great-grandfather, former Marine and retired truck driver who took great pride in his lawn's appearance, could have been sentenced to as much as 20 years.

In declining to send Clements to jail, Will County Judge Daniel Rozak noted the episode was Clements' first contact with the legal system in his 69 years.

He also said the slaying wasn't about a dog urinating on a lawn, but "about your reaction ... to being yelled at, pushed and punched in the face by a 23-year-old man."

The Will County state's attorney's office, which had asked for jail time, indicated it would not appeal the sentence. "He (Rozak) is an excellent judge and we respect his decision," prosecutors said in a statement.

Clements had apologized for his actions at a sentencing hearing that was interrupted last week when the slain man's mother began to hyperventilate in court.

A Will County jury convicted Clements of second-degree murder in October.

Joshua Funches, 23, was walking his fox terrier puppy when Clements confronted him after the dog urinated on his manicured lawn.

After Funches cursed at him, Clements pulled out a .45-caliber handgun and put it back in his pocket. Soon after, Funches punched Clements once in the face. Clements said Funches was standing still when he pulled out his gun and fatally shot him.

Funches had three small children, including a boy born after his death. Patricia Funches, his mother, had asked Rozak to sentence Clements to the maximum 20 years in prison. Clements had been free on bond pending his sentencing.
THis is just crazy there has to be more to the story
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:55 PM
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i'm sure there's a lot more to the story if a a guy only got probation for shooting someone. But you know the media, they like to report it so they can get a reaction, not to report the actual news. So they make it sound like someone was shot and killed cause their dog peed on someone else's yard.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:38 AM
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What the...? How on Earth is that possible to happen??
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