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Murder charge for shopkeeper who falsely accused boy of shoplifting and shot him dead

Posted on AllSides May 31st, 2023
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Rick Chow, 58, was charged with murder after falsely accusing a 14-year-old boy of shoplifting, chasing him down, then killing him with a shot to the back. In a news conference on Monday, Sheriff Leon Lott said the teenager did not shoplift from the Shell gas station, despite Chow's belief that he did. "He did not shoplift anything. We have no evidence that he stole anything whatsoever," Lott said. The worst part of this, apart from the murdered boy, is that the Sheriff had to make clear that if he...

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