>Actually, I think now you're confusing that with the case of a drunken Scot
>who got shot in Houston under the circumstances you describe. -- The Japanese
>kid in Louisiana never went around to the back of the shooter's house. The
>Scot here in Houston did and apparently seemed pretty threatening. From the
>accounts I've read, the kid in Louisiana didn't seem to have been acting in a
>particularly threatening way -- although he WAS in a Halloween costume.
You may be right; I've been trying to find a trustworthy account of the incident on the Web, but Altavista can't find anything more than the most cursory mentions. If so, though, I have a hard time understanding why he wasn't at least found guilty of manslaughter (other than because it was in Louisiana).