Jamican vigilante gets 8 yrs for killing Air Force veteran
Summary: In a quiet Tampa neighborhood a local tryant threatened a 14 yr old skate boarder with a gun, a Air Force veteran stepped in. The Jamican pulled back his shirt, flashed his gun, and told the hero to "Go *** himself". The shooter walked away, the veteran said you won't get away threatening me, my kid, and a teen. The enraged tyrant pulled his gun, turned, and shot the Air Force veteran.
On Jan 16 the Jamican was sentenced to 8 yrs, and stated that his color was why he got such a stiff sentence.
Dooley, 72, shot and killed David James, 41, on Sept. 25, 2010, during an argument over a young skateboarder at the Twin Lakes recreational park in Valrico, across the street from Dooley’s home. The fatal confrontation happened in front of James’ daughter, Danielle, who was then 8
Circuit Judge Ashley Moody handed down the 8-year-sentence, followed by 10 years of probation. The sentence was less than the minimum of more than 10 years in prison called for in state sentencing guidelines for the crime.
David James, Dooley continued, “brought it on himself. I tried to go home. I walked away. Do you really think if it was the other way around and the skin color was different, we would be here today? We wouldn’t.”
Dooley, she said, is in poor health with no criminal history.
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