St. Charles County prosecutor Jack Banas said Monday he would not file criminal charges against the motorist, adding the man was justified in shooting because the motorcyclist reached into his car and punched him first.
On Tuesday, Banas
decision was final, unless police presented new evidence.
Either way, the driver used potentially deadly force to protect himself against unlawful force, which is allowed under Missouri's so-called castle doctrine law, Banas
said the intersection is confusing but it appeared the motorcyclists had turned into the wrong lane.
After that, Randell hit Setchfield in the face, and Setchfield then fired one shot at the motorcyclist, Banas
said a grand jury would not like the fact that no matter what led to the confrontation, a motorcyclist walked up to a car driven by a grandfather with a grandmother, child and a dog.
"The only person that is missing here is Mother Teresa as a passenger," Banas
pointed out that he
is bound to uphold the state statute.
Posted in Stcharles, Metro, Crime-and-courts on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 12:15 am Updated: 5:21 pm. | Tags: Road Rage, O'fallon Mo., Keith Randell, Jack Banas
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