Saturday, May 26, 2007


Man gets life for killing boy who walked on lawn

‘A man who fatally shot a teenage neighbor because he walked on the man’s carefully tended lawn was sentenced to life in prison.

Charles Martin, 67, must serve 18 years before he can be considered for parole, Clermont County Common Pleas Judge William Walker ordered Wednesday, adding that he would urge that Martin never be considered for parole. [..]

Martin told the court he was sorry the shooting occurred but said the teen knew how much Martin cared for his lawn and provoked him.

“He stepped on it and he walked 40 feet through it,” Martin said. “I cared about it. I cut it every five days.”‘

Followup to Man killed teen for walking across yard.

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