Re: ex-Pentagon guard pleads guilty in homeless man's shooting death FWD

Flower Child (nternet@c2i2.com)
Sun, 3 May 1998 20:53:58 -0700


Here a guard heard or heard and saw a man, and shot and killed the man, and
he gets to plead guilty not to murder, but to a lesser charge.  I'm sick of
this!!  Charles Wilson

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Boland <wgcp@earthlink.net>
To: HPN@aspin.asu.edu <HPN@aspin.asu.edu>
Date: Sunday, May 03, 1998 6:46 PM
Subject: ex-Pentagon guard pleads guilty in homeless man's shooting death
FWD


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>EX-PENTAGON GUARD PLEADS GUILTY
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>Friday, May 1, 1998; 8:19 p.m. EDT
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>ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A former Pentagon guard pleaded guilty Friday to
>accidentally killing a homeless man with a wild shot fired through a window
>of a makeshift shack.
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>John Edward Bell Jr., 34, admitted to involuntary manslaughter in the March
>7 shooting as the man walked near the shack.
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>Bell's attorney, Bernard Grimm, wouldn't discuss the shooting in detail.
>Bell did nothing to help 38-year-old Kenneth Allan Grant, coming out of the
>shack 30 minutes later after police and ambulances arrived, prosecutors
>said.
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>``There are no good explanations when there's somebody dead,'' Grimm said.
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>Bell was alone with a sun shade drawn over the shack's window when he fired
>the .38 caliber gun, Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Chesnut said. Bell was
>pointing the gun at the window when it went off, prosecutors said.
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>A motorist spotted the body and called police. It wasn't clear whether Bell
>knew he had hit someone. He told superiors the gun went off accidentally.
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>Bell faces up to six years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing was
>scheduled for July 24.
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