To borrow a quote from comedian Ron White: Mr. Hannity (and I use that term very loosely), how the hell do you sleep at night, you fucking prick?
Is there really any justification for plotting and laying in wait to murder a couple of lawbreaking teenagers? Yes, they shouldn’t have broken into Byron Smith’s home, but when accumulated possessions end up meaning more than a human being, something is seriously wrong. The killing of Haile Kifer and Nick Brady was not accidental. (Byron) Smith set up a scene to make people think he wasn’t home, and then waited…(Media Matters via. Crooks & Liars)
Note the bolded italics above…in essence, what Byron Smith did was premeditated, capital murder. Continuing:
On April 29, Minnesota resident Byron Smith was convicted on two counts each of premeditated first-degree murder and second-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Haile Kifer, 18, and Nick Brady, 17. Brady and Kifer were killed on Thanksgiving Day 2012 after breaking into Smith’s home.
While homeowners have broad latitude in defending their residences from intruders, a jury believed that Smith went too far. Prosecutors compared Smith’s actions on Thanksgiving Day to the setting up of a deer stand. After spotting a neighbor he believed had previously burglarized his house, Smith moved his car to make his home seem unoccupied and then waited in his basement “with a book, energy bars, a bottle of water and two guns.”
Smith also set up an audio recording which captured what transpired. After breaking a window, Brady came down the basement stairs and was shot two times. Smith was then heard saying, “You’re dead,” before firing a third shot into his face. He then put Brady’s body on a tarp and moved him to another room. Moments later, Smith wounded and then killed Kifer execution-style with a shot under her chin.(Media Matters via. Crooks & Liars)
Now its’ one thing to defend your home from unlawful entry; most every state has such laws and had this been one of those situations, we wouldn’t be here discussing it. On the other hand, last time I remember, in most states lying-in-wait for someone and then killing them is a whole other nasty ball of wax…and Sean Hannity has the stones to defend him?
To paraphrase Joseph Welch’s immortal words…
Have you no sense of decency anymore, Mr. Hannity? At long last, sir, have you no sense of decency?