Maryland man charged with murder after shooting home invader

By Jon Philip

Matthew Pinkerton was arrested in Maryland for 2nd degree murder for killing a man during a home invasionWhy didn’t you call 911?” This is the only argument the State of Maryland has against Matthew Pinkerton. Matt is a Technical Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He shot and killed a home intruder by the name of Kendall Green, just before 2 a.m. on September 15, 2013 in the town of Glen Burnie, Maryland.

As reported by the Capital Gazette:

“Pinkerton shot Green once in the chest from 10 to 15 feet away, but Green continued to advance toward him, his wife Jessica and two friends who were at the house, [Peter] O’Neill (Pinkerton’s attorney) said. That’s when Pinkerton shot him again. He died at the scene.”

The state has charged Matthew Pinkerton with 2nd Degree Murder. Their sole basis for this charge is that he should have called 911. There is no nationwide average response time for a 911 call, however unless they are faster than 1,310 ft/s, there really is no point in calling 911 in the case of a hostile home invasion. While the Assistant State’s Attorney, Glen Neubauer, maintains that he should have called 911, and that even the act of grabbing the gun in the first place is “bizarre behavior in itself,” Pinkerton’s lawyer, Peter O’Neill, said it best when he acknowledged that, “By the time 911 is called, he’s dead.”

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  • bennettc

    Maryland has no duty to retreat from your home.

    (from the wiki on maryland)

    In addition, when one is in one’s home, one may use deadly force against an attacker if deadly force is necessary to prevent the attacker from committing a felony that involves the use of force, violence, or surprise (such as murder, robbery, burglary, rape, or arson). See Crawford v. State, 231 Md. 354, 190 A.2d 538 (1963).

    So I’m amazed that charges were filed. They should be dismissed at first contact with a judge unless there is way more to this story than is revealed here.

    • Anothercoilgun

      Way more than revealed is always the case.

      Take a look at the what a success mind control is over the state attorney: grabbing the gun in the first place is “bizarre behavior in itself”.

      Yet simultaneously attorney wanted 911 to be called. What do you think 911 responders do? First thing is first, Pick Up A Gun, when in fact they are yet to be in danger.

      Being in the midst of this lingering hypocritical mentality that anyone other than state or city employees are incapable of handling their own affairs and are second class citizens, these day third class, makes me feel like being part of the women’s liberation movement. Are we third class humans to cower down and not even lift an arm to block an assailants blows because we do not possess the divine spark in our phone call away saviors?

      Strange, the full article states 911 was called and if so it would be wise to place the state attorney under review for competency at bare minimum and falsifying the case.

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  • Milt Farrow

    The 4th circuit sucks as in the hip pockets of the elitist pigs

  • buckaroo

    Guess that’s what we get by sending students to law schools, plain mentality stupidity. People in law postions & police do not use their common sense brains. Might as well face it were in a police state inwhich no matter what you do honestly and truethfully you is in total hot water.
    Matt is a very good reason why we have and should always have the 2nd Amendment (self protection).

  • LetsTryLibertyAgain

    It sounds like Mathew Pinkerton is being persecuted, and not prosecuted. Everyone involved in this case in the Just Us system except Mathew Pinkerton is being paid to be there, and it’s Mr. Pinkerton’s taxes that are paying them. Is that justice?

    What he did seems completely legal by any interpretation of the relevant laws. The sole purpose of this persecution is to punish Mathew Pinkerton for his legal and common sense application of the second amendment and the relevant Maryland laws and the state’s constitutional guarantees of his right to keep and bear arms.

    The Assistant State’s Attorney, Glen Neubauer and anyone else persecuting Mr. Pinkerton need to go as soon as possible. Retire any elected officials in this case at the ballot box and replace them with candidates who pledge to terminate the hired employees who may have helped to plan this persecution.

    If you tolerate tyrants, you’ll have tyranny.

  • Tom Jackson

    If this makes it to trial, it will be a monumental waste of the taxpayer dollar. The DA should be charged for misconduct.

  • David Scott Lynn

    That DA is the perfect embodiment of the very people the Founding Generation warned us about. That DA is the “person” who is the Enemy of The People, Protector do The State, eroded of the Principles of America. … People like him should be tried for treason for wantonly and willfully violating the Constitution and Bill of Rights, by attempting to deny a human being their Natural Rights (whether you believe those Rights are from God or Nature, or both).

  • JRHowosso

    Let me guess it is a Female DA levying the charges…………….. I know…. I know…. I know…. but wait for the rest of the story.