Washington Man on Trial for Shooting Car ThiefSubmitted by DeMolay on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:43
A Washington man is on trial Friday morning, accused of first-degree manslaughter for gunning down a man who was stealing his SUV.
Gail Gerlach, 56, walked outside his Spokane home to see Brendon Kaluza-Graham driving off in his SUV on March 25, 2013, so he fired a single shot from his 9mm semiautomatic from about 60 feet away.
The bullet went through the rear window and headrest, hitting Kaluza-Graham’s spine at the base of the skull and killing him almost instantly. Gerlach has a permit for the weapon.