Man Found Guilty Of Shooting Someone Over A Game Of UNO
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A man has been found guilty after shooting someone because of a game of UNO.
Taylor Grant, from Atlanta, Georgia, became involved in an argument with another man, 37, over the popular card game while at a house party on 13 December 2020.
Grant, 34, then shot him in the arm before standing over him and threatening to kill him after an argument erupted over a game of UNO. When police arrived at the scene, Grant had already left.
The injured man initially told officers that he had been the victim of a drive-by shooting. However, after undergoing several operations, he eventually revealed what really happened that night.
WSB-TV reported: "During the trial, the victim testified he didn't want anyone to get in trouble and that's why he lied about the drive-by."
Grant was arrested at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on 2 April 2021. During a hearing on 28 April, a jury found Grant guilty of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Speaking about the case, Assistant District Attorney Nemonie Nooks said: "Intoxication seemed to be the catalyst for the events of December 13th. However, it was no excuse for the excessive force that Grant used."
Grant is set to be sentenced at a later date.
Earlier this week, it was confirmed that a mother-of-three from Texas would not face charges after fatally shooting a man who broke into her home.
It was late Thursday evening, 28 April, when a burglar broke into the mother's San Antonio home, while her three children were inside.
The intruder, said to have entered through the laundry room at the back of the house, was shot twice in the chest by the mother.
When officers arrived to investigate the scene, they found the wounded man sitting on a chair in the woman's garden.
The man, later identified as 41-year-old Roman Rodriguez, died on the way to the hospital, KSAT reports.
Neighbours spoke to ABC12 about the incident, saying: "The first thing we heard was a gunshot and it was one. And then maybe within a minute a second one popped up."
The mother and her children were unharmed.
Now, it has come to light that the mother will not be facing charges, due to the Castle Doctrine. The law is based on the idea that a person has a right to protect their home, or 'castle'.
As such, the law gives residents the right to use force against someone unlawfully breaking into their home, vehicle, or workplace.
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