Eilers' killer found guilty

by Kristin Rodine | source: idahostatesman.com
 

Jury: James Malec guilty of voluntary manslaughter

After about eight hours of deliberation, a Canyon County jury found James Malec guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the Christmas-night death of his stepson, mixed martial arts fighter Justin Eilers.

The charge is lighter than the second-degree murder conviction sought by prosecutors, but stiffer than the acquittal urged by the defense, which said Malec acted in self-defense.

Malec shot Eilers once in the chest during a family gathering at the home Malec shared with his wife, Eilers' mother. Eilers, who was reportedly being loud, angry and disruptive, died at the scene.

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GladiatorGannon site profile image  

9/7/09 11:48 AM by GladiatorGannon

A cop just told you that. The guy that just got convicted was a former cop/LEO. Thats just foolishness.

MisterFixit site profile image  

9/6/09 6:34 PM by MisterFixit

"You're still not allowed to shoot an unarmed man thats backing away from you."Unless you're a cop.

GladiatorGannon site profile image  

9/6/09 6:24 PM by GladiatorGannon

You're still not allowed to shoot an unarmed man thats backing away from you.

Jenny Wishbone site profile image  

9/6/09 6:21 PM by Jenny Wishbone

and a firearm.

Rockcod site profile image  

9/6/09 6:08 PM by Rockcod

Some mistakes? Eilers' rap sheet was a long as the Holy Bible, and almost all of it involved substance abuse and violance.

GladiatorGannon site profile image  

9/6/09 6:03 PM by GladiatorGannon

Why? A man can still be murdered, even if he made some mistakes in the past. It's damned hard to justify shooting an unarmed man thats backing away from you, regardless of his history.

Rockcod site profile image  

9/6/09 5:58 PM by Rockcod

I take it Eilers' previous criminal record was never brought into evidence?

Sagiv's MOD slave site profile image  

9/6/09 5:51 PM by Sagiv's MOD slave

 "wait wait wait... why do you live there? " You can't be serious ;-)

GladiatorGannon site profile image  

9/6/09 5:49 PM by GladiatorGannon

Because you don't let dirtbags run you off the family farm. Thats as old as America.

NHB USA site profile image  

9/6/09 3:12 PM by NHB USA

 wait wait wait... why do you live there?



 

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