NY Daily News Covers Exchange Student Shooting in Missoula

Aaron Flint posted on April 30, 2014 16:30 :: 1286 Views

The New York Daily News, and several other national news outlets, are now wading into the coverage from Missoula.  This, after a 17 year old German exchange student was shot and killed for allegedly attempting to rob a Missoula home. 

Here’s how the Daily News begins their coverage:

A Montana man hell-bent on catching the bandits who broke into his home set up a trap to lure the thieves back before he fatally shot a 17-year-old boy — a German exchange student — in his garage, authorities said.

But it was an alleged quote, told third person from a local hairdresser, that captured the New York Daily News headline:  ‘I’m just waiting to shoot some f–king kid’: Montana man arrested for allegedly trapping, killing teen suspect who broke into garage

“I’m just waiting to shoot some f–king kid,” he allegedly told the stylist during a visit to the local salon.

The Missoulian reports that the defendant is a US Forest Service firefighter:

On Monday afternoon, Kaarma’s attorney, Paul Ryan, portrayed his client as a homeowner intent on protecting his wife and baby – and frustrated by the police department’s inability to solve the recent burglaries.

“He took the steps that no one wants to take and shot,” Ryan said. “It wasn’t his intent to kill because he didn’t know who was in there, and where the person was, and what was in the person’s hands as far as weapons.”

“It was a split second,” Ryan said. “It happened very quickly, and unfortunately a young man lost his life.”


Friday, May 02, 2014 8:29 PM

There’s really only ONE question that needs to be answered:


The “kid” was 17, and supposedly not developmentally impaired, so, unless the homeowner physically dragged him in, it’s “case closed”.

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