Prosecutors: Man Shot 45 Times by Best Friend Lived Through First 32 Shots

Prosecutors: Man Shot 45 Times by Best Friend Lived Through First 32 Shots

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    Prosecutors: Man Shot 45 Times by Best Friend Lived Through First 32 Shots

    JEFFERSON, N.C. — Prosecutors say a man shot by his best friend 45 times lived through the first 32 shots.

    They highlighted the findings of pathologists at Freddie McDowell Jr.'s murder trial Thursday after defense testimony claimed the 24-year-old man suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, The Winston-Salem Journal reported.

    Authorities say McDowell killed 19-year-old Drew Howell at a mountain home in Wilkes County, N.C., in June 2006.

    McDowell's attorney says he acted in self-defense and was abused as a child.

    But prosecutors showed photos of Howell, who was shot in the eyes, groin and chest with a .38-caliber revolver, and pointed out that McDowell cleaned the cabin before police arrived.

    Prosecutors are expected to give their closing arguments Friday.
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    Self-defense? Had to reload the .38 revolver 8-9 times. With best friends like that who needs enemies?
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    Shot not just in the eye...but "eyes" as in plural meaning both.

    Sorry but I'm not buying self defense.
    What did he think the kid was, the son of Jarrell?

    Another mental case with a firearm acting foolishly. :(

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    Self-defense? He fired 13 shots at a dead body. Clearly the body was no longer a threat at that point.
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    Abused huh... yeah, that'll fly!

    A blind man could see that this guy's guilty!
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    I'm trying to understand the single connection that he acted in self defense with that he was an abused child (every wacko's favorite).

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    He lived through the first 32 shots? And the point is...???
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    Maybe he was trying to clean his gun, didn't know it was loaded and shot him 45 times??
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    i hope to God that no one believes the self defense claim. "Well you see people of the jury, he came at me so i shot him in his eyes, and groin, etc., etc. then i reloaded 9 times and shot him so more, you see it was in self defense....." break out the shovel in that courtroom ladies and gents
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    I think even the jury that acquited OJ would convict this guy!
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    The dude is twisted.

    If he's a mental case, he needs to be removed from society permanently.

    If he's not a mental case, he needs to be removed from society permanently.

    Maybe there's a lesson here to choose friends wisely.

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    The Dalton Gang's criminal enterprise was ended on October 5, 1892 when they attempted to rob two banks at once in Coffeyville, Kansas. Four of the gang were killed in the ensuing gun fight. Emmett Dalton survived the raid but received 23 gunshot wounds.

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    Do you smell what the barack is cooking?

    45 times?!? Guess we will see a ban on high capacity revolvers.

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    Best friends huh, just think what he would have do to someone he didn't like!
    We all know that "being abused as a child" justify any thing you want to do later in life. It's just like the "Johnny was a good boy, just in the wrong place with the wrong friends when that girl was raped, robbed and tortured to death."
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    He lived through the first 32 shots? And the point is...???
    he should have used a .45 and got it done in one shot?

    Oh no.... I didn't say that did I? Anyone can see the irony here with the "took 45 shots" can't they?

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