Skip to comments.Security officer who killed White Settlement church shooter won’t face charges
Posted on 09/29/2020 1:53:52 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
A Tarrant County grand jury Monday declined to indict a volunteer security officer for a White Settlement church who fatally shot a man who killed two parishioners during a Sunday service. Jack Wilson fired one shot at Keith Thomas Kinnunen, stopping the 43-year-old gunman seconds after he pulled out a shotgun and shot Anton Tony Wallace, 64, and Richard White, 67, the morning of Dec. 29 at West Freeway Church of Christ.
There were more than 250 people in the church at the time, officials said. Tim Rodgers, a prosecutor in the Tarrant County district attorneys office, said in a written statement that the office believes the grand jury made the right decision, noting that Texas law allows people to use deadly force to protect others from being killed or seriously injured.
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There was a statement from a prosecutor in the DAs office.
Was it THE prosecutor in this case?
Where is a statement from the DA who pursued this case?
I smell terrorism cells in the mini deep state of localities.
These DAs in there have always been fascists and communists
They went to a grand jury with this? WTF is the matter with these people.
So, they wasted a grand jury's time with this? This had to be a CYA by the DA.
That’s Tarrant county. It’s been like that for years. I’m surprised they didn’t try to charge the church members as accessories.
In Texas ALL homicides go before a grand jury every single one. It’s part of our Texas Penal code. The grand jury’s job is to determine if the homicide was justifiable or not and to issue an indictment or if justifiable homicide a no bill is issued. Only a grand jury can issue the no bill that’s just how it works here.
This case, all the Soros DAs letting crime and violent riots flourish, the DA charging Kyle Rittenhouse with no investigation, all these things show why as voters we should be paying more attention to DA races.
Not just Tarrant county every county, municipalities as well. In Texas if a homicide has occurred which is by definition one human killing another by violence , negligent actions or willful disregard for safety. The homicide is ALWAYS reviewed by a grand jury in this state the DA does not have the discretion to issue the no bill that power SOLELY rests with a grand jury of your peers as it should. You do not want a individual DA or prosecutor having the sole power to indict or not. Know this if you cause the death of a person in Texas you will be before a grand jury at the minimum. Smart people carry self defense insurance I do.
Dragging one out for 10 months before going to a grand jury is not normal. Especially when the DA knows it’s gonna be “No Bill” unless he’s trying to build a case.
Agree, ridiculous to bring this case to a grand jury.
Great Point. The story was meant to whip up anger, and that it did. (That is what the media corpse does). I am familiar with a case where a friend was forced to kill a perp who had carjacked he and his wife. As it turns out, this person had already killed that day and had already told him that he would kill both he and his wife. What the murderer didn’t know, however, was that the wife had a .45 tucked away and slipped it to her husband, who was driving. The perp was in the backseat and no doubt was surprised when my friend turned around and arranged the meeting between him and the Lord. It also went before a grand jury and the hearing took less than an hour - justifiable homicide and thanks from the jury apparently. This also was in Texas.
[That should NEVER have seen the light of day.]
10 months is not that long to get a spot before a open grand jury. Especially in larger counties where there is a back log of cases. My case in Travis county took 8 months to get to a GJ it took them 45 minutes to return the no bill. Having a pending grand jury appearance is common. Before a grand jury there’s usually no indictment so the person has no bail or even a charge against them they are simply under investigation as to whether a crime was committed warranting the issuance of an indictment. Typically a GJ is just a formality for most self defense cases. The wait to get to the GJ is not unusual at all for Tarrant county, Harris is even longer. Dallas as well.
This case should have NEVER been sent to a Grand Jury.
For months this man has been suffering emotionally.
He should have been cleared the day it happened.
I guess people can not read in Texas all homicide cases go before grand juries.
The amount of time it takes can vary a lot because some counties only call grand juries every so often.
Then there can be many cases to be heard.
I posted my comment before I read yours.
Still 10 months is a long time to clear this hero.
Way too long.
THANK YOU for providing that “minor little detail” about Texas law regarding homicides.
After all, it makes total sense that a “homicide”— which by definition is the “killing of one human being by another” —would warrant the calling of a grand jury, which then must determine if the killing was, or was NOT, a “MURDER”—which by definition is the killing of a human being “unlawfully and with premeditated malice”.
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