Man acquitted of boy's killing now sought on gun charge
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
By Jim McKinnon, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A Homewood man who was found not guilty in a homicide trial this month now is a fugitive in an unrelated case involving a gun, according to court records.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Donald "Tank" Wilson, 20.
He was arrested Oct. 23 in Homewood after a woman complained that he threatened her with a gun.
However, Mr. Wilson escaped from custody.
He now faces charges that include carrying a firearm without a permit and possessing a firearm that has identification marks removed.
Mr. Wilson was acquitted this month of the killing April 18, 2008, of 12-year-old Kholen Germany.
Mr. Wilson was charged with homicide because, prosecutors had claimed, he fired shots at another man whose return fire struck the boy.
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(emphasis above mine) Now, in this particular case, the guy charged was a real turd. But if the legal principle would stand, then if you fire in self defense at an intruder, and he returns fire striking a member of your family...YOU can be charged with the homicide???????? this type of rogue application of the law by prosecutors scares the hell out of me!