79 Year Old Illinois Man Shoots Neighbor for Using Leaf Blower

Jeesh!! This story reminds me of the show “Fear Thy Neighbor”.

I understand how annoying neighbors can be but due to close proximity I try my best to get along. This story is super sad because one man is dead and the elder is headed to prison. Prison is not where he wants to be at any age, especially 79. It’s even worse that the two men couldn’t work out their differences before it got to a deadly point.

According to NBC News — An Illinois man using a leaf blower in his own yard was fatally shot allegedly by his 79-year-old neighbor during an argument, marking the latest incident in which people are gunned down while going about their everyday lives.

William Martys, 59, was using a leaf blower in his yard at his Antioch home on April 12 when he was approached by his next-door neighbor, Ettore Lacchei, 79, and the two argued, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said.

During the altercation, “Lacchei shot Martys in the head,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

An investigation into Martys’ death found that Lacchei “had various perceived grievances with Martys.”

Anybody else notice an influx of these types of crimes in the news? Conspiracy theorists would believe there is a reason for that. I don’t know if that’s the case but I do believe the news stations are very selective in what stories are published. As a blogger I know that the shocking and outrageous stories garner the most attention. The world loves a train wreck. There is definitely shock and horror factors in these types of stories especially with todays climate of heightened gun homicides. Shock factors bring ratings and views. It’s just simple mathematics.

Either way I hope this kind of petty nonsense stops. It’s scary. We have to learn to live together because none of this stuff goes with us once we go so what the heck are we really even fighting for?

What happened to love thy neighbor? Not FEAR THY NEIGHBOR.

Read the rest of the story here.

Side note: The crime drama series “Fear Thy Neighbor” is one of my absolute favorite shows.

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Author: brandycavalli

Today's post was by Brandy "Bee" Cavalli. Brandy is an international marketer, freelance writer based in Atlanta, GA.

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