Straw purchaser for cop killer gets 5 years

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Straw purchaser for cop killer gets 5 years

Post by evan price » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:09 pm

https://www.whio.com/news/local/years-f ... n7DRDjxiK/

Guy knew his friend was prohibited but bought him a Glock anyway.
Prohibited person has a domestic and shoots and kills two responding Westerville PD officers with the Glock.

Straw purchaser sentenced to five years. Cop killer trial still pending.

Defense attorney wanted 6 months house arrest 3 years probation. Umm no.
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Re: Straw purchaser for cop killer gets 5 years

Post by AlaskaTRX » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:12 pm

Is this the first documented (justification) legitimate use of that law? How many years on the books and the first time it has done what it is supposed to. Lest not forget that murder is still illegal...

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Re: Straw purchaser for cop killer gets 5 years

Post by Netpackrat » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:03 pm

So is being an accessory to murder. I think the only point to prosecuting for this is they could do it now, as opposed to waiting for a guilty verdict in the murder trial before charging him as an accessory.
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Re: Straw purchaser for cop killer gets 5 years

Post by randy » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:55 pm

Hmmm, do you actually need to have someone convicted of murder in order to convict someone as an accessory?

I mean, you could have a situation where you can prove that there was murder (dead body not natural causes/accident/suicide etc) where you can't prove who exactly "pulled the trigger" (say you had multiple suspects) but you can prove that the accessory procured and provided the murder implement even if you can't prove who used it. Example is someone who knowingly provides stuff to an outlaw biker gang, but can't narrow down to one gang member.

Or is that too Agatha Christie?

I'm not arguing that it wasn't faster and maybe easier to convict on the straw man purchase.
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Re: Straw purchaser for cop killer gets 5 years

Post by Jered » Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:27 am

I'm still waiting for the ATF to arrest Karen Mallard.
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