Supreme Court Overturns Murder Conviction Against American Expatriate in Panama
Wednesday, May 30 2012 @ 07:09 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
What Happened: Ron McGrew left his house with a shotgun to investigate a report that a local drug addict was breaking into a neighbor's home. The neighbor was traveling, and had asked Ron to keep an eye on things. The burglar had a machete and Ron shot him with the shotgun, which pierced a vital organ, and the man died. Ron's mistake was leaving his own house with the shotgun - if he had killed a robber in his own home no one would have batted an eye. In any case, this most recent decision by the Supreme Court goes a long way to restore some faith in the Panamanian justice system, such as it is.
- American Convicted of Murder For Shooting Drug Addict Burglar in Panama - 18 August 2011
- Expat in Panama Convicted of Murder - Looks Like Blackmail And Corruption - 19 August 2011
- Former Roseburg cop convicted of murder in Panama - 22 August 2011
- Ron McGrew Murder Conviction Causes Expat To Reconsider Panama - 2 September 2011
Copyright 2012 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.