Texas Man: I Was “Standing My Ground” When He Shot Neighbor Over Loud Party

Posted by | June 9, 2012 15:08 | Filed under: Top Stories

Submitted by Cheston Catalano

Raul Rodriguez (pictured) went to his neighbor Kelly Danaher’s house with a gun and a video camera.

“Look, I will defend myself, sir. … It’s about to get out of hand, sir. Please help me. Please help me, sir. My life is in danger now,” Rodriguez can be heard saying on [a] recording, which was played for jurors this week. The images are mostly dark or in shadow.

“I’m standing my ground here. Now these people are going to go try and kill me.”

Rodriguez, 47, eventually tells the dispatcher, “Look I’m not losing to these people anymore.” A loud cackling laugh is then heard before someone appears to reach for the camera and a gun goes off. That’s when the video abruptly ends.

Danaher, 36, who taught physical education at an elementary school, was killed…two other men were wounded.

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Copyright 2012 Liberaland
By: Cheston Catalano

Cheston Catalano is a Kentucky-based journalist whose work has been featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. He is a long-time contributor to Liberaland.

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