Police: Man Killed Teen Neighbor for Walking on Lawn

BATAVIA, Ohio — A man who neighbors say was devoted to his meticulously kept lawn was charged with murder in the shooting of a 15-year-old boy who apparently walked across his yard.
Charles Martin called 911 on Sunday afternoon, saying calmly: “I just killed a kid.”

Scary thing is that there is at least one of these guys in any major housing addition. You know, the one who has a front lawn that you see only at Augusta or Pebble Beach. I understand pride in someone’s life savings, but honestly, when does a petty argument reach this point? Over some mushy grass?

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