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Father ´entitled´ to stab armed
raider to death in home

Daily Express [UK], by Chris Riches

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/19/2013 4:49:15 AM

A father who stabbed a crazed burglar to death in his home was yesterday told by a coroner he was rightly “entitled” to defend his family with violence. Businessman Vincent Cooke, 41, was arrested on suspicion of murder after police found career criminal Raymond Jacob, 37, dead at his four-bed home. During the raid, Jacob and an accomplice held a knife to the throat of a terrified Mr Cooke saying: “We will ******* slit your throat. Get your money, get your jewellery--we will kill you.” [Snip] Grabbing a kitchen knife he stabbed drink and drug-fuelled Jacob in a violent tussle.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jonr, 2/19/2013 6:12:11 AM     (No. 9184311)

The UK police still arrested this man no matter what the circumstances! Basically, one cannot even defend their own life in the UK! This is how our politicans will have it here if we let them!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fljack, 2/19/2013 7:12:26 AM     (No. 9184360)

Another country who has it entirely backward. The founding fathers did more than they could have known by fostering the American Revolution. Great Britain´s influence on the political evolution of modern Canada, Australia and New Zealand created these same issues as in Great Britain: The criminals have all the rights; if you defend yourself, YOU can become the criminal.

That is just plain nutz. Thank you, founding fathers for stopping this infection before it spread!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/19/2013 7:13:09 AM     (No. 9184362)

If he had a gun, he might have been able to dispatch both of the intruders with less blood splatter.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 2/19/2013 8:26:56 AM     (No. 9184463)

Note that it is not unusual for similar incidents to happen in the US. I know it happens in the metro Charleston area. Until the police have hard evidence to show that it was a clear case of self-defense during the commission of a crime, the person who kills is held in custody. I don´t know how long the man was held but it wouldn´t have been for long.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/19/2013 8:43:27 AM     (No. 9184492)

Arrest, try, and hang the uppity peasant. Self-defense is the prerogative of the Crown...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: woodsman, 2/19/2013 12:19:47 PM     (No. 9184966)

Arrest him....unless of course it´s an honor killing

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