Crime

On Monday, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey signed an order commuting Brian Aitken's sentence from seven years to time served.

Aitken was convicted in early 2009 in New Jersey for illegally possessing two handguns, a "high capacity magazine," and hollow point ammunition, all of which he purchased legally from a Bass Pro Shop outlet in Colorado.

“What I understand was, they were trying to take his wife. So what he did was defend his family, and the guys got what they deserved.” So spoke customer Theresa Arellano to Fox 26 in Houston about Thursday’s attempted robbery at the jewelry store owned for 22 years by Ramon Castillo, 52, and his wife Eva, 48.

It was bound to happen. The dramatic story of a Florida gunman opening fire on the Panama City school board is now being used as a talking point in the debate over gun control.

Authorities in Massachusetts have been investigating the death of a Charlotte, North Carolina teenager, whose shirtless, shoeless, traumatized body was found last November 15 on a street in Milton, Massachusetts, a suburb south of Boston. Delvonte Tisdale, 16, was discovered about 9:30 p.m. on Brierbrook Street. Neighbors claimed to have heard a crashing noise around 9:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, a gunman confronted the Panama City school board in Florida and opened fire, sending members of the board fleeing for their lives. A security guard then entered the scene, exchanged gunfire with the gunman, wounding the gunman, who then turned the gun on himself. The entire dramatic scene was captured on video.

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