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Posted: 10/6/2005 1:27:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 1:29:33 PM EDT by thompsondd]
..........at least if you live next door to this guy!!!

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,16831424-421,00.html



Grandpa shoots neighbour over loud music
By Mark Moor
06-10-2005
From: Herald Sun


A MILD-mannered Geelong grandfather yesterday admitted shooting his next door neighbour eight times for playing loud music.
Ernest William Showell had lived for 76 years without a criminal record when he lost his cool and started taking pot-shots at his 26-year-old neighbour.

The Supreme Court sitting in Geelong heard he later told another neighbour he would "never have to worry about that bloke playing loud music again".

But his victim survived - despite being hit with eight .32 calibre bullets.

An earlier court hearing was told Nick Kenfield had set up speakers next to a spa in his yard and long-suffering locals were unhappy about the loud music and parties.

After the shooting Showell said he would have fired more bullets if his pistol hadn't jammed. (hint - buy a bigger gun).

Showell's shooting spree took place in early February last year when he went to neighbour Mr Kenfield's house in the Geelong suburb of Newtown.

He told his victim he was going to kill him before shooting him in the chest.

The wounded Mr Kenfield ran to the nearby Bareena Bowls Club chased by Showell, who hit him seven more times before the gun jammed.

Prosecutor Doug Trapnell said Showell continued to shoot at Mr Kenfield even after his victim sought refuge among bowlers at the club.

At one point during the attack Mr Kenfield ran at Showell saying, "If you are going to shoot me, then shoot me".

Showell then fired two shots into the victim's chest from close range, then one more while he was lying on the ground.

Mr Kenfield escaped into the clubhouse after running across the bowling green leaving a trail of blood, the court heard.

Showell said to a bowler, "I'm 76 and the gun has jammed," before walking back to his house and putting the gun down.

Before he was arrested Showell said he couldn't care if police shot him.

When police arrived they found Showell waiting quietly for them.

He had earlier denied several charges, but yesterday pleaded guilty to intentionally causing serious injury, and possessing an unregistered pistol.

Defence barrister Leonard Hartnett said his client had dementia which affected his judgment and reasoning.

Showell, who has been on bail since February, will remain at liberty until his sentencing next Tuesday.



Further proof you need something bigger than a .32.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:32:39 PM EDT
Probably was playing Crap music and deserved it.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:32:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thompsondd:
..........at least if you live next door to this guy!!!

www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,16831424-421,00.html


Grandpa shoots neighbour over loud music
By Mark Moor
06-10-2005
From: Herald Sun


A MILD-mannered Geelong grandfather yesterday admitted shooting his next door neighbour eight times for playing loud music.
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Geez -what an idiot.

Mr. Loud Music should have learned his lesson before having to be shot the eighth time.

Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:38:38 PM EDT
There goes the shot placement over caliber arguement, 3 rounds to the chest and he lived.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:40:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 1:42:01 PM EDT by GabbasaurusRex]
Gramps needs to practice his head shots.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:41:12 PM EDT
haha

I asked my neighbor to turn it down earlier this summer and he started an argument about it. Fercryinoutloud I could hear his radio in my kitchen.

Some people's kids.

/don't condone shooting someone over a radio but I wouldn't have minded shooting the radio!
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:42:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By macman37:


/don't condone shooting someone over a radio but I wouldn't have minded shooting the radio!




"BOOM" - followed by "I asked you nicely to turn it down".
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:49:55 PM EDT
Aren't handguns banned in Austrailia?
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:50:01 PM EDT
Damn, if this had happened in the US I would have taken this article to my Business Law class today as my "item of legal interest."
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:01:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:
There goes the shot placement over caliber arguement, 3 rounds to the chest and he lived.




Good point. I've been looking at getting my first "real" CCW pistol. And I was looking at the Kel-Tec .32 and .380 offerings. But I think I'll try to find a way to carry my compact 1911 instead now. Would be MUCH harder to walk away from several .45 rounds to the chest.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:01:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:11:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thompsondd:


www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,16831424-421,00.html



Grandpa shoots neighbour over loud music
By Mark Moor
06-10-2005
From: Herald Sun


After the shooting Showell said he would have fired more bullets if his pistol hadn't jammed. (hint - buy a bigger gun).







Glock makes a .32?
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:14:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rob78:

Originally Posted By thompsondd:


www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,16831424-421,00.html



Grandpa shoots neighbour over loud music
By Mark Moor
06-10-2005
From: Herald Sun


After the shooting Showell said he would have fired more bullets if his pistol hadn't jammed. (hint - buy a bigger gun).







Glock makes a .32?



it jamed... not KABOOMED..
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:16:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Troy:

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
Aren't handguns banned in Austrailia?



No. Pump and semi-auto rifles and shotguns are mostly banned (and were required to be surrendered for payment), but handguns, including semi-autos, are still legal in most states. They are harder to get these days, and banned in a few states IIRC. I know for sure that they are still legal in Queensland.

-Troy



Well there you have it.
Thanks.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:23:42 PM EDT
Shoulda just lobbed a frag over the fence instead......
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:29:52 PM EDT
I like how the young guy tried to act tough by saying, "go ahead and shoot"

BANG!

Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:34:21 PM EDT
My favorite part: "I'm 76 and the gun has jammed,"....

anyone else think thats a little weird? Anyways, glad the guy is going to live, even if he is a punk. Nobody deserves to be shot to death over their music, no matter how crappy.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:36:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By steve-oh:
My favorite part: "I'm 76 and the gun has jammed,"....

anyone else think thats a little weird? Anyways, glad the guy is going to live, even if he is a punk. Nobody deserves to be shot to death over their music, no matter how crappy.




Depends on who they are advocating raping or killing.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:36:54 PM EDT

Defence barrister Leonard Hartnett said his client had dementia which affected his judgment and reasoning.


Sounds like he was pretty clear-headed to me.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:39:26 PM EDT
I have buddies who are cops assigned to the worst district in our area. Most of thier arrest stem from incidents after responding to noise complaints. That is very telling and most would no expect that. When someone asks to turn it down turn it down.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:42:12 PM EDT
Note to self never buy a .32.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:54:06 PM EDT
Just like to point out something about older people. Don't f**k with them. A life sentence dosen't have the same meaning to them as a younger person.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:56:24 PM EDT
Glad he wasn't professional to carry a glock .40. He might have hurt someone....else
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 3:01:07 PM EDT
If it was Rap the old guy was justified.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 3:05:14 PM EDT
i'm listening to some idiot's bass rattling my walls right now.

...and i don't own a .32
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 3:06:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 3:07:04 PM EDT by Hawker]
this in England or Australia?
nvm i see it was in Oz
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 3:21:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By steve-oh:
My favorite part: "I'm 76 and the gun has jammed,"....

anyone else think thats a little weird? Anyways, glad the guy is going to live, even if he is a punk. Nobody deserves to be shot to death over their music, no matter how crappy.



He wasn't shot because he has poor taste in music. He was shot because he was an asshole that made a habit of violating his neighbors right to enjoy their property in peace. If you cause enough harm to enough people enough times, someone is eventually going to plug you.
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