Homeowner shoots burglar, gets sued

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Mike, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    England? No.

    Canada? No.

    Welcome to California!

    Marin Independent Journal: Greenbrae shooting defendant sues 90-year-old man who was shot

    A 90-year-old Greenbrae man who was shot in the head during an alleged burglary has been sued by the alleged burglar. Samuel Cutrufelli, who was also shot during the incident, claims Jay Leone "negligently shot" him during the confrontation inside Leone's home. Cutrufelli, 31, claims Leone caused him "great bodily injury, and other financial damage, including loss of Mr. Cutrufelli's home, and also the dissolution of Mr. Cutrufelli's marriage."

    Cutrufelli shot Leone once in the face during the alleged burglary, and Leone returned fire, hitting Cutrufelli several times. Both men were hospitalized for an extended period after the gun battle. Cutrufelli, whose charges include two counts of attempted murder against Leone, is near the end of his criminal trial. The negligence lawsuit was filed on his behalf by his father and his criminal defense attorney.
     
  2. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Every bullet has a lawyer attached. If you are going to shoot someone make sure its a kill shot

    Why do I not buy the drug deal gone bad piece, but its California what do you expect. This idiot should be worm food already not suing.
     
  3. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    Bloody ridiculous. There was a case around here about 10 years ago where a burglar was shot during a break in and sued the home owner that shot him. Luckily, he had it thrown out and the judge slapped him with court and attorney fees for the home owner. This is simply not acceptable, and if the judge does not throw this out, they should not retain their seat on the bench.
     
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Yeah it is ridiculous. Kinda like TSA threatening travelers because we don't know TSA rules which are not published.
     
  5. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Agree. Or, better yet, send that judge to the victim's house for a night visit.
     

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