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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Criminal Justice Quote: Grand Jury Doesn't Indict Man for Murder in the Killing of a Drug Raid Cop

     Henry Magee, a 28-year-old Texan who accidentally shot and killed a police officer during a no-knock raid on his home, will not be indicted on murder charges, according to a grand jury. Burleson County police raided Magee's home in December 2013 after receiving a tip from an informant that he was in possession of drugs. Five pounds of marijuana were found on the premises.

     Police did not knock before entering the home, and they executed the search before sunrise…Magee's lawyer told the grand jury that his client thought the police were burglars, and he fired his gun to protect his girlfriend, who was pregnant. The bullet struck and killed Deputy Adam Sowders….

Robby Soave, "Man Who Shot Cop During Raid Thought He Was Defending Pregnant Girlfriend From Robbers," The Daily Caller, February 10, 2014 

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