Family Of Teen Killed in Home Invasion Apologizes to Victim

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    Family Of Teen Killed in Home Invasion Apologizes to Victim

    This is basically why we have the Second Amendment . This poor woman was just spending time with her grandkids.

    Family of teen killed in home invasion apologizes to victim - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports
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    While it's a horrible situation it's good to see the parents acknowledge that the their child was not a victim. He committed a crime and his actions placed another person in fear of their life and forced them to take his life. Kudos to the parents for understanding this and not trying to blame others and go in search of a way to blame the true victim. Unfortunately the parents failed to prevent this behavior from the child in the first place.

    They were still able to get in the usual he was turning his life around comment in there!

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    Horrible for a parent to ever have to face the reality that their child made someone else fear for their life, and as such deserved whatever that person did to guarantee their own safety, even up to killing their child. But it shows some very strong character to face that and admit it even to yourself, nevertheless others. Tough all around.

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    Not to sound insensitive. But can they please explain to me how armed home invasion robbery fits in with "turning his life around?"

    No, he was a typical punk hoodlum predator and got exactly what he had coming for threatening children and an old lady.

    And the media in the link (and probably others) are slime too for even printing that garbage and showing the cutesy picture of the violent criminal like he was some kind of "normal" kid. He was a violent predator who preyed upon the weak and he met a wolf in sheep's clothing.

    Someone give Granny a medal!
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    Not only what I said above but if you read the sidebar that the link buried, this scumbag had robbed the old lady AND stolen her gun a few weeks before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by From the article
    Weeks before the deadly home invasion, Devon shared with his family that he wanted to go to a youth camp program in Minden, LA. He said had plans to get his GED at the camp and join the military.
    Quote Originally Posted by From sidebar article
    She says this is the second time the young man robbed her in her own home. The last time this happened she says he stole her gun and some money. But she bought another gun.

    This time when the shotgun wielding man reportedly barged into her home, her gun was in the safe a tactical advantage she would use without even thinking.
    Perhaps he was desirous of changing himself around. At least, he knew he was trouble. Bummer of a decision for him, to have forcibly robbed the woman twice, two times threatening murder of an innocent, the second time clearly putting the lives of children at dire risk.

    Nice to see the family of the perp standing up for what's right and calling a situation what it is. He was a robber and made bad choices, notwithstanding his apparent desire to clean up his act. Had they known how serious his dive toward felony was, perhaps they could have shipped him off the instant he voiced the opinions, but perhaps that wasn't their call or something they knew for certain. Either way, the guy is on a slab because of his actions, and he won't be committing such violations in future. Not a bad result, all things considered, painful though it must be for his family.
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    Actions have consequences. He made a decision and he paid for it. Too bad.
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    Its unfortunately becoming all to common.
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    Finally some parents that see the light. I'm tired of hearing the parents of these gang bangers say "he was such a good boy, he never did nothing wtong, he goea to church every Sunday" . Those golks obviously don't care what their kids do. These parents knew and tried to help their son. I applaud these parents for knowing right from wrong and I'm deeply saddened they had to lose a child to the thug mentality.
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    His dad knew what street life was about... he had been caught himself...

    And, in the news video they kept saying that Devon had a gun and she had to use her gun to defend herself... Yeah, they both had firearms... But he was holding a SHOTGUN to her head at the safe... To me, there's a difference... between a shotgun and a "gun."

    Dad said this:

    Devon's father said his son knew what he was doing and he knew the consequences. He added, "My son crossed the line, my son was not a small kid. I am sure there was an element of fear for the lady, she had to protect herself."
    Small kid or big kid, they a whole lot bigger behind the barrel of a shotty... Yeah... there was an element of fear for the lady... you bet there was.
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    I am sorry these parents lost their son and I applaud them for seeing the situation for what it was and blame their son for doing the wrong thing and seeing that the homeowner did what she had to do. No matter how much of a dirt bag he was it cannot be easy for a parent to lose a child.
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    It's about time!
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    Good kids can do bad things.

    Bad kids can do good things.

    It is their choice, this one made the wrong choices.
    You always suffer for bad decisions, just sometimes takes longer
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    good for the old lady, sorry she had to deal with it, but glad she did. also glad the family is acknowledging that their son was not the victim.
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    Glad the old lady was able to do what she needed to. Sorry the family lost their son. They admit it was his doing, but if he was turning his life around it was going from bad(breaking into a home when no one was there) to worse(forcible home invasion with a shotgun.)

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