Two men held in Owen County beating death
But they AREN'T being charged with murder or manslaughter -- only for aggravated battery!!!
January 8, 2009
Two men are being held at the Brown County jail charged in a new year's day beating death of an Owen County man. Travis Raber, 18, and Matthew Walker, 19, are both being charged with aggravated battery.
According to police 31 year-old Richard Pursel was badly beaten on New Year's Day and died Sunday at Methodist Hospital when he was taken off life support.
Owen County Prosecutor Bob Andree, says the two young men are only being charged with battery because after the fight Pursel got up, went home, and went to bed.
Andree says the two had no intent to kill Purcel and had no knowledge of his death.
WTF? In another story, a 19 year old is being charged with manslaughter because his 14 year old victim died from meningitis 2 weeks after a fight --- these 2 asshats beat this man into an apparent coma and he consequently dies from his injuries - and they are NOT charged??
That is just wrong, wrong, wrong! Guess if I'm ever pissed at someone enough to kill them, I'll just drive them to Owen County, beat them within an inch of their lives - and be secure in the knowledge that, if they die later - I'll be safe from prosecution for anything harsher than battery!!! WAKE UP Mr. Andree!! They didn't beat him with the "intent" to make him feel better, either! They WANTED to hurt him and he DIED as a result of their beating. That is manslaughter!