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[VIDEO] Self-defense or Murder? YOU Make the Call

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The court said it was self-defense.  What do you think?

From the YouTube account, here’s what brought the fight on:

The Iowa teen who delivered a blow that took the life of a classmate was cleared of criminal charges on Wednesday after newly released surveillance footage demonstrated he was acting in self-defence, according to a report by Omaha.com.

Despite the medical examiner’s determination that the September 25 death of Dakota Escritt, 17, in Council Bluffs was a homicide, the Pottawattamie County attorney announced on Wednesday that Gregary Teer, 16, had used what was described as reasonable force to defend himself under Iowa law.

Wearing a black hoodie, Escritt can be seen in the footage repeatedly shoving a Teer, before his schoolmate responds in kind.

Both boys next raise their arms before Teer delivers a blow that knocks Escritt to the ground and leaves him lying unconscious.

Escritt was rushed to a nearby hospital, but succumbed to his injuries three days later.

An autopsy revealed that the cause of death was blunt force trauma caused when Escritt’s head bounced off a floor tile.

The dispute between the two teens apparently began the week before the incident when Teer exchanged words with a friend of Escritt’s after colliding into him during a gym class.

That same night, Escritt and Teer reportedly exchanged profanity-laced Facebook messages.

The virtual exchange was the last known incident ahead of the confrontation that eventually took Escritt’s life.

You make the call …

 


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Michael Becker is a long time activist and a businessman. He's been involved in the pro-life movement since 1976 and has been counseling addicts and ministering to prison inmates since 1980. Becker is a Curmudgeon. He has decades of experience as an operations executive in turnaround situations and in mortgage banking. He blogs regularly at The Right Curmudgeon, The Minority Report, Wizbang, Unified Patriots and Joe for America. He lives in Phoenix and is almost always armed.

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