Attorney: Pasadena Client Regrets Double Shootings

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PASADENA, Texas (AP) - His attorney says a Pasadena man who shot
and killed two men he suspected of burglarizing his neighbor's home
-- regrets the action.
A Harris County grand jury this week is hearing evidence in the
case of 61-year-old Joe Horn.
Horn killed 38-year-old Hernando Riascos Torres and 30-year-old
Diego Ortiz last year.
Ortiz and Torres were unemployed illegal immigrants from
The shootings touched off protests from minority activists that
were met by counter-protests from Horn's supporters.
Defense lawyer Tom Lambright told the Houston Chronicle that the
case has affected Horn terribly -- and if he had it to do over
again, he'd stay inside.
Horn called 911 to report a burglary, and a dispatcher
repeatedly told Horn to stay inside.
On the tape, Horn is heard threatening the two burglary suspects
before they were shot.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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