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

bush doctrine

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.

24 Comments on "Florida Man Cites “Bush Doctrine” As Legal Defense In Killing Of Neighbors"

  1. Ted Heistman | Sep 6, 2013 at 11:46 am |

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

  2. Ted Heistman | Sep 6, 2013 at 11:54 am |

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUDejnzWUoI

  3. He killed some bullies. Good for him!

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

    http://adventuresoffloridaman.tumblr.com/

    • InfvoCuernos | Sep 6, 2013 at 3:41 pm |

      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.

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

    • jasonpaulhayes | Sep 6, 2013 at 7:04 pm |

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

    • Anarchy Pony | Sep 6, 2013 at 9:35 pm |

      That shit is priceless.

    • atlanticus | Sep 7, 2013 at 9:12 am |

      Made me laugh tears!

  5. Hadrian999 | Sep 6, 2013 at 1:25 pm |

    again florida

  6. BuzzCoastin | Sep 6, 2013 at 5:22 pm |

    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

  7. Bluebird_of_Fastidiousness | Sep 7, 2013 at 2:07 am |

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

  8. tesmith47 | Sep 7, 2013 at 11:17 am |

    is this verified as real??!!

Comments are closed.