Judge: Jury can see, not hear, boy's Uzi death

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    Dec 17, 3:54 PM EST


    Judge: Jury can see, not hear, boy's Uzi death

    By DAVE COLLINS
    Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- A judge ruled Friday that jurors in the manslaughter trial of a former western Massachusetts police chief won't hear audio from the most graphic part of a video that shows an 8-year-old boy accidentally shooting himself to death with an Uzi submachine gun.

    Hampden Superior Court Judge Peter Velis' ruling came as jury selection resumed in the case of former Pelham Police Chief Edward Fleury, whose company co-sponsored a 2008 gun fair where Christopher Bizilj of Ashford, Conn., shot himself in the head.

    Velis earlier ruled that jurors will see the video, but said Friday that they will not hear the audio portion of the shooting and afterward because it would be too prejudicial against Fleury. Velis said last week that the video and sound "would shock the conscience of any reasonable human being."


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    Please post the youtube link to the video, with the audio, so that we can decide if we agree with the judge's ruling.
     
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    Either way, there are things that can't be undone. It was a Tragedy. Tragic things happen in life. You understand that there was no intent here. Neglect is the issue.

    Here is something along a different vain, yet touching on loss in a similar way.


    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2mf8DtWWd8[/ame]
     
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    an 8 yr old was given an uzi..neglect is the whole issue....neglect of common sense....neglect of gun safety rules....an uzi???
     
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    and i think the jury should see and hear the whole tape...how else can they decide
     
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    Yes I agree. See and hear ALL of the evidence.

    Although I do wonder how the poor boys father became a DR?
    I mean who would be dumb enough to let someone give their 8 yr old an UZI and be a DR?
    Perhaps a DR of mathematics?
     
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    if they believed there to be actual premeditation, he wouldn't be on trial for manslaughter. but certain things are so reckless that the intent can be almost inferred.

    hence the charge.

    who lets an 8 year old handle an uzi?

    but he got to exercise his 2nd amendment rights... that's all that matters.
     
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    How very sad that this boy had to die because some people think guns are toys.

    These people who put this gun in the boys hands had their judgement clouded by their poltical beliefs.

    They were so into the idea that guns solve everything that they truely handed this boy an uzi thinking it was fun and educational for him to have it placed in his hands.


    It proves the gun people in this country are not thinking straight.
     

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