Jon Andrew Meyer Jr. could be the poster boy for gun control. Meyer is responsible for shooting a little girl with an assault rifle. His defense? He was using the assault rifle as a crutch when it released a burst of fire into the ceiling and killed 5-year-old Alysa Bobbitt of Shady Cove and wounded apartment resident Karen Hancock.
The “lead bouncer” insists that he was never told that the weapon was a fully automatic assault rifle when he decided to use it as a crutch in his apartment. The victims were upstairs.
While his fiancée, Victoria Kohout, describes him as a “big teddy bear, she previously secured a restraining order and kicked him out of her apartment. The petition described him as an “unpredictable drug addict” and said that he threatened her with a gun as well as threatening to burn down her house and trash her car. That seems like a pretty scary teddy bear.
He is charged with manslaughter, assault and unlawful possession of a machine gun. It is hard to see how the claim of lack of knowledge of the automatic capability of the weapon will fly in a courtroom. Everyone can claim such a lack of knowledge, but this weapon was in his possession for a while and he is presumed to know its capabilities. Methinks a plea may be in order because he is still in need for a serious crutch to lean on.
Source: Daily Mail