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Charles A. Palmer was declared not guilty of murder. However, right after he thanked the jury foreman for a “true verdict,” Palmer was re-arrested for another murder.
This trial had been only for the murder of George Verbeck, but Palmer had also shot Nels Verbeck, George’s father, and Nels had died of his wounds weeks later. This re-arrest was for the murder of Nels, so it appeared that Palmer would be standing trial again.
The jury apparently accepted Palmer’s contention that he shot in self-defense after he was confronted by several drunken antagonists outside a Milan poolroom, near Deer Park. On the first ballot, seven jurors voted for acquittal. On a second ballot, only two jurors held out for conviction, and they favored a second-degree verdict. They apparently changed their minds on subsequent ballots.
The prosecutor expressed disappointment in the jury’s verdict and said there was a tendency among the jurors to “shirk
A study conducted by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) shows that U.S. counties with the highest murder rates are among those with the lowest rates of gun ownership.
In other words, fewer firearms correlate with more murder.
On May 2, 2017, Breitbart News reported that the study shows that 2% of U.S. counties account for 51% of U.S. murders. Moreover, the CPRC study found that “the worst 5% of counties,” which only “contain 47% of the population,” are home to 68% of murders in the United States.
Writing in Real Clear Policy, CPRC’s John Lott explains that even within the deadliest of counties, there are areas where murders rarely occur. The contrast between deadly and not-so-deadly is found in the divide between the most urban parts of the worst counties and the more suburban areas. For example, Los Angeles County, which led the
COLUMBUS, Ga. — One defense attorney representing a defendant in a Columbus sports bar murder trial is trying to lighten the charges for his client. Demark Ponder is accused of shooting and killing Dominic Mitchell at the 4th Quarter Sports Bar and Grill back in 2015. Ponder’s attorney claims his client shot in self-defense.
Ponder, 48, reenacted and recalled his experience at the sports bar in court Tuesday. Ponder says he, 53-year-old Daginald Wheeler, and 36-year-old James Daniels, along with about five other people affiliated with the Outcast motorcycle gang, went to “hang out” at the sports bar.
Ponder admitted to carrying a legal firearm openly,