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Posted: 9/17/2005 6:08:11 PM EDT
Convicted Calif. sex offender shot, killed by alleged victim
September 16, 2005
ASSOCIATED PRESS
www1.pressdemocrat.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050916/APN/509160943
A northern Idaho man who was shot and killed by a woman he was attacking was a registered sex offender convicted in California, Bonner County Sheriff's Capt. John Valdez says.

A 34-year-old Clark Fork woman shot Christopher Michael Schmidt, 42, Tuesday night during a struggle after she gave him a ride home, Valdez said.

"He grabbed her and physically attacked her and told her she was coming with him," Valdez told the Spokesman-Review newspaper of Spokane, Wash. "There was a struggle and she couldn't overcome him. All the physical evidence matches what she says, all down the line."

The woman's name has not been released. Bonner County Prosecutor Phil Robinson said he was still reviewing police reports on the shooting but did not anticipate filing charges against her. Idaho law says people cannot be tried for murder when defending themselves against aggravated assault, rape, murder, robbery or "other heinous crimes."

"She's made comments, as I understand, that she was in fear for her life," Robinson said.

Schmidt was listing on Idaho's sex offender registry for a 1989 conviction in Sonoma County, Calif., of assault to commit rape and sodomy.

Investigators said Schmidt had known the woman when the two worked at a Montana machine shop. He briefly stopped at her home at about 5 p.m. Tuesday to ask her about job prospects. Later in the evening, she and her roommate heard a noise outside their house and found Schmidt hiding in the bushes. He told her his pickup truck had broken down and he needed a ride home.

Valdez said the woman reluctantly agreed to give Schmidt a lift, but took a .380-caliber handgun with her. When he began attacking her in the driveway of his home, the woman shot him in the abdomen and ran to a neighbor's house to call for help.

Schmidt died at the scene. An autopsy showed he had a blood-alcohol content of .26 percent, more than three times Idaho's legal limit for driving.

Valdez said the woman had scrapes and scratches on her neck and collarbone. Investigators said Schmidt's pickup truck was found at near the woman's home and it appeared the engine was intentionally disabled.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 6:12:42 PM EDT
Good on her.


Gory details please.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 6:13:36 PM EDT
victim shot the offender?
good riddence
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 6:14:35 PM EDT
Why would you get in a vehicle with someone that you find hiding in
your bushes that claims that they are there because they need a ride?
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 6:14:45 PM EDT
Good clean shoot. Too bad he didnt do a slow bleed out.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 6:17:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tesnevo:
Good clean shoot. Too bad he didnt do a slow bleed out.



Sounds like he might have, shot in the abdomin. Serves him right.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 6:18:06 PM EDT
He was just misunderstood.

Link Posted: 9/17/2005 8:10:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 8:12:47 PM EDT
Good for Her
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 8:14:28 PM EDT
I hope his estate is responsible for reimbursing her for the cost of her ammunition.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 8:19:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:
I hope his estate is responsible for reimbursing her for the cost of her ammunition.


maybe she can get a new pistol out of the deal. she should overcharge his estate for removing the debris and buy herself a new .45 with the funds and just wash off his mess with a hose.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 12:39:42 PM EDT
Good shooting ma'am!
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 12:48:10 PM EDT
It was kind of the perp to leave California and go somewhere that his victim could defend herself.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 12:57:28 PM EDT
wow...killed by a .380 to the gut? But everyone here says you need at least a .45
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 1:03:46 PM EDT
Someone please post this on DU.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 1:05:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mcantu:
wow...killed by a .380 to the gut? But everyone here says you need at least a .45

Apparently, not at that range. That bad guy really took a full power shot at muzzle velocity!
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 1:05:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Someone please post this on DU.



I'm sure they will see it once abc, cbs, nbc and cnn pick up the story, heh
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 1:06:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mcantu:
wow...killed by a .380 to the gut? But everyone here says you need at least a .45



more "stopping power" might have been neccessary if he had been shooting too
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:41:51 AM EDT
WTF is an "alleged victim"? What kind of Democratic term is this?
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