Carter Albrecht’s murderer may go unpunished

Now this is just utter madness.

Carter Albrecht, the keyboard player for The New Bohemians, was shot dead recently by his girlfriend’s neighbor.

According to news reports, the shooter tried to fire a warning shot, and may go free:

“He yelled several verbal warnings, ‘I’ll shoot! I’ll shoot!’,” Lewis said. “From what we gather, he fired near the top of the door, hoping he would scare the person away.”

The homeowner, whose identity wasn’t released, was not arrested.

The shooting came two days after the enactment of a new state law, nicknamed the “Castle Doctrine,” that gives Texans a stronger legal right to defend themselves with deadly force in their homes, cars and workplaces. Police and prosecutors, however, said the shooter appeared to be protected under an earlier law that allows a person to protect their property with deadly force to “prevent the other’s imminent commission … of criminal mischief during the nighttime.”


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