WARNING: This post contains the complete unedited video of the actual shooting.
Judge, Jury, and Executioner. That can suitably describe John Henry Spooner, a 76 yr old man who confronted his 13 yr old neighbor Darius Simmons, while he was emptying his mothers trash in May of 2012. Darius, who was unarmed, was confronted by Spooner, who accused him of taking something from his residence, an allegation Darius promptly denied.
As the confrontation got louder, Darius’s mother comes outside to see what the commotion is about, and finds herself staring down the barrel of a gun. Spooner yells at Darius, “I’ll Teach You a Lesson!” then draws down on the child who raises his hands up saying “Don’t Shoot Me!”. Regardless, John Henry Spooner begins firing hitting Darius in the chest and as the teen tries to run away, Spooner shoots Darius multiple times in the back. But unlike the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case which ended in a “Not Guilty” verdict, 13 yr old Darius Simmons murder was caught on video. And despite the video evidence, John Henry Spooner plead “Not Guilty”