Florida Man Cites “Bush Doctrine” As Legal Defense In Killing Of Neighbors

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Give this man the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Via Gawker:

A Florida man who shot three of his neighbors killing two of them has cited the state’s infamous Stand Your Ground law in his defense, but with a twist: William T. Woodward insists the “Bush Doctrine” of preventive war gives him the right to murder his neighbors before they murder him.

An ongoing dispute between Woodward and his neighbors, Gary Lee Hembree, Roger Picior, and Bruce Timothy Blake, culminated in a Labor Day shooting that left Hembree and Picior dead and Blake badly wounded.

Lawyers for Woodward, 44, have asked the court to dismiss the first-degree murder charges against his client, saying Woodward’s neighbors had verbally harassed him in the hours leading up to the shooting, and could even be heard saying “we’re going to get him, all three of us.”

In their argument, the attorneys mentioned the “Bush Doctrine” as a justification for preemptive attack in the face of a potential threat.

  • Ted Heistman

    Quite a smile for a guy facing a double murder charge.

    • Hadrian999

      it is florida he probably figures he has a 2% chance of getting convicted

      • VaudeVillain

        Florida: where the likelihood of conviction is inversely proportional to guilt.

        Here’s hoping that the next Big One hurricane washes that Disney soaked hellhole of a sandbar away entirely.

    • InfvoCuernos

      That smile says ” I got them sumbitches ‘fore they got me-ha!” it still hasn’t sunk in how screwed he is.

      • tesmith47

        well this is florida, he may not be screwed lets see the jury

  • Ted Heistman

    The guy’s neighbor has an interesting take on it:


  • http://krowface.com/ Jason Thompson

    He killed some bullies. Good for him!

  • Juan

    Florida Man is on the move again.
    Check this out for a laugh:


    • InfvoCuernos

      my favorite: Florida Man bitten by shark also struck by lightning, bitten by rattlesnake, punched by monkey- that last one was the cherry on top of a really shit life.

      • Juan

        There are some real gems.
        I liked this one: Florida Man arrested for burglary while masturbating with toy helicopter and salad.

        • Calypso_1

          Sounds like an admission report on my unit.

    • jasonpaulhayes

      “Florida Man gets 60 years for stabbing neighbor 42 times”
      “Florida Man survives getting stabbed 42 times by neighbor”

    • Anarchy Pony

      That shit is priceless.

    • atlanticus

      Made me laugh tears!

  • Hadrian999

    again florida

  • BuzzCoastin

    when Bush or Obummer do it
    it’s legal & just & even praiseworthy
    but let some nudnik from FLA get into the act
    and everyone’s all a twitter

  • Bluebird_of_Fastidiousness

    Someone get this man a Peace Prize. I think I see one in that gutter over there.

  • tesmith47

    is this verified as real??!!