An Austin shopkeeper was charged with murder for shooting and killing teens stealing beer from his place.
Apparently, they were unarmed and just stole the beer and took off.
The store has had lots of problems with similar incidents.
This incident is a good example of why folks need to take "the course" and learn the applicable penal code and the difference between justifiable and unjustifiable use of force.
Personally, I'm on the shopkeepers side and the thief got more than he deserved, but too bad for him. Let it be a lesson to others.
OTOH, the law is the law and the shopkeeper appears to have overstepped what he was allowed to do.
An unfortunate incident all around.
(I do want to add that I think stealing beer from a quick stop is a gateway crime. The "kids" were destined to do worse. Maybe we need to give store keepers a little more legal leeway.)
Story at http://www.statesman.com/services/co...type=ynews_rss