Man shoots, kills in
self-defense rather than being choked to death
Originally ran here
Sheriff: Strong case for self-defense in killing
JULY 21, 2001, 04:00 PM
-- A Gooding man who killed an old friend yesterday was released hours later by
authorities who say it appeared a clear-cut case of self-defense.
No charges were filed against Vince Markham in the shooting death of David Bay.
Gooding County Sheriff Shaun Gough says the recording of a phone call Markham
made to emergency dispatchers suggests Bay was trying to strangle him with a
rope. Markham shot him in the chest with a shotgun.
The two men reportedly had long been friends, but they may have been fighting
over a woman.
An autopsy will be conducted, but a final decision about charges will likely
wait until Monday.
Gough says the recording corroborates what Markham told investigators about the
KABA NOTE: Gun owners respect the
right of anti-gun people to choose to be choked to death with a piece of rope.
We simply refuse to let them make that choice for us if we are confronted by
such a harrowing situation.
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