Friends Gone Bad

Man Shoots Woman in Forehead over “joking[…]” Slap

Elliott William Orsborn, 26, is accused of shooting Jamie Lee Martin, 26, in the head after a night of friendly drinking at Martin’s home at 2041 Ashton Street in Middleburg, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

Witnesses told authorities Martin, Orsborn and several other friends had been hanging out in the garage throughout the night while Martin’s two children slept in the house, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Orsborn had flashed his silver .22 revolver with electrical tape wrapped around the handle several times and kept playing around with it.

As the night went on and the group drank more, Martin and Orsborn were sitting at a table talking when Martin said something Orsborn didn’t like. Witnesses said Gavin Lamberth, Martin’s boyfriend of about 5 months who lives with her and her children, told Orsborn to “just chill.”

Then, Martin “jokingly slapped the defendant across the face.”

Witnesses told authorities Orsborn pulled his gun out of his shorts pocket, pointed it at Martin’s forehead and shot her, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Orsborn immediately told witnesses he didn’t mean to shoot Martin, and Martin’s boyfriend and friend started “freaking out.” He stayed at the house for a few minutes and tried to help Martin but then ran from the house.

Orsborn was arrested at his home and told authorities he didn’t wish to speak until talking with an attorney….

Orsborn is a felon who was convicted of aggravated assault in January 2011 where he pulled a knife on a courtesy officer at an Orange Park motel. According to the report, he told officers he had six or seven shots of alcohol before that 2011 incident.

Putting a gun to someone’s forehead is not “I didn’t mean to shoot.” Asshat.

Man shoots woman to death at Middleburg home after she ‘jokingly’ slapped him. FL Times Union, 10/5/2014.

Squabble over Jacket Leads to Fatal Stabbing at Retirement Home

Roosevelt Shaffer, 72, is charged with one count of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Raymond Robinson, 69, at the Bethel Terrace Senior Living facility, according to police and prosecutors.

Robinson was stabbed in his chest about 10 a.m. Friday and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died about an hour later, authorities said.

The men, who were friends, lived at the facility at 900 W. 63rd St., prosecutors said.

Shaffer allegedly stabbed Robinson in with a boning knife after they argued about a jacket in the hallway outside Robinson’s room, according to court records.

…After the stabbing, Shaffer went to his apartment, had a cigarette and washed the boning knife he used to stab Robinson, records show.

72-year-old man charged with fatally stabbing friend at retirement home. Chicago Sun-Times, 2/18/2014.

Because of “Argument,” Man Sets Friend, His RV on Fire

An argument between friends on the city’s South Side ended in a fiery fashion early Friday when one of them doused the other with gasoline and set him on fire, San Antonio police said.

Police Chief William McManus said the victim was burned 80 to 90 percent of his body.

… The suspect also suffered burns. Both men were taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center.

McManus said the men were outside a small office building in the 1900 block of Mauermann Road near Applewhite Road at 6:30 a.m., when the argument erupted.

After the suspect set the victim on fire, he then set fire to the victim’s RV, McManus said. The flames spread to the nearby office building.

The susepct then drove off in his pickup truck and and crashed in a deep ditch in a rugged area not far from the original scene.

Man doused with gasoline, set on fire in San Antonio. KSAT, 10/11/2013.

Man Claims He Used Chainsaw on Friend in Self-Defense

Preston Smith and Cook County prosecutors said 50-year-old Anthony Metcalf cut Smith’s ear and fingers with the 14-inch mechanical saw while Smith sat in his car early Wednesday morning.

“I was sitting in my car. I was going to leave,” Smith said from his hospital bed at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn earlier this week.

“He came with the chain saw. He chain sawed my car, and then I pushed the door open to get him back. I got out so I could get away. He just started swiping at me, and he cut my hand.”

…Metcalf’s attorney Michael Levinsohn conceded Friday that his client damaged the car with the chain saw but did not injure Smith until Smith brandished his own weapons.

Smith, 55, whipped out knives from his car’s trunk and went after Metcalf, who walked back to his yard in the 1000 block of West 103rd Street, Levinsohn contends.

That’s where Metcalf attacked Smith with the chain saw —but only because he felt threatened, Levinsohn said.

Metcalf’s relatives had cell phone footage that captured Smith when he exited the car without any injuries.

While Smith told reporters he didn’t know what prompted his friend of 40-plus years to lash out, Levinsohn said the two had argued over money Metcalf owed Smith.

Man allegedly used chain saw to attack pal. Chicago Sun-Times, 8/23/2013.

Soldier Accidentally Shot to Death over Hiccups

An arrest affidavit says Myers apparently pointed a gun at the victim’s head to scare him and stop the hiccups. Myers allegedly thought the gun had dummy rounds when it discharged.

Texas soldier allegedly kills pal who had hiccups., 9/25/12.

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