|A suburban Houston homeowner was cleared by a grand jury Monday for fatally shooting two men he suspected of burglarizing his neighbor's home.Joe Horn, 62, shot the men in November after he saw them crawling out the windows of a neighbor's house in the Houston suburb of Pasadena, carrying bags of the neighbor's possessions.Mr. Horn, a retired grandfather, called 911 and told the dispatcher he had a shotgun and was going to kill them. The dispatcher pleaded with him not to go outside, but Mr. Horn confronted the men with a 12-gauge shotgun and shot both in the back."The message we're trying to send today is the criminal-justice system works," Harris County District Attorney Kenneth Magidson said.|
The funniest and most poignant aspect to the story is that the two suspected burglars, Hernando Riascos Torres, 38, and Diego Ortiz, 30, were unemployed illegal immigrants from Colombia. Mr. Torres was deported to Colombia in 1999 after a 1994 cocaine-related conviction.
Can you say, "Ha-ha-ha-Ha-ha-ha-Ha-ha-ha-Ha-ha-ha-Ha-ha-ha!"
Now THAT is justice.