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The article is poorly written, with errors like the suspects picture next to the victim's name and such, the video makes more sense.

Basically the assailants slammed on their brakes in front if him, got out, started pounding in the victim's truck, brandished a knife, made threats and hostile remarks about the victim's African descent. The victim shot each assailant twice, killing one. The surviving assailant is charged with his friend’s murder since they were committing a felony.

http://cbs4.com/local/Road.Rage.Hygens.2.613521.html

Road Rage Incident Ends In Death

Reporting
Tiffani Helberg

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) ―
A case of South Florida road rage has led to a man's death and another man behind bars charged with murder. BSO considers this case not only a terrible case of road rage but it's also considered a hate crime.

According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, 49-year old Hygens Labidou of Wellington was driving a flatbed truck in the area of 1825 S. Powerline Road in Deerfield Beach on Thursday December 13.

Shortly after 1:00 p.m. on that day, Labidou was driving behind a pickup truck. Detectives say Steven Lonzisero, 43, and his 15 year old daughter were both in the pickup truck along with 28-year old Edward Borrowsky.

BSO states that the driver of the pickup truck slammed on the brakes, apparently upset that Labidou may have been tailgating. The two men in the pickup truck, Lonzisero and Borrowsky both exited their vehicle and one of them was holding a knife. They were reportedly yelling racial slurs at Labidou.

Fearing for his life, Labidou reached for a gun and started firing at the two men. Police said he fired a total of seven shots and had a permit for his gun. Both Lonzisero and Borrowsky were hit twice. Borrowsky was struck in the leg and in the back. Lonzisero was struck in the arm and leg.

"Lonzisero and Borrowsky were pounding on Labidou's truck, they were shouting obscenities racial obscenities profanities," Mike Jachles of BSO told CBS4's Tiffani Helberg. "This man [Labidou] was clearly in fear for his life and felt like he had no other options than to use his legally-permanent hand gun, firing several shots to defend himself sticking both men.

Both were hospitalized but Borrowsky died of his injuries. Lonzisero, now out of the hospital, has been charged with felony murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and hate crime charges.

According to some tapes Labidou called 911 immediately to report what had happened.
 

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So let me get this straight. In Florida, if you are killed during the commission of a felony, your living accomplice is charged with murder?
 

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Sounds fair to me. What better way to discourage crime than to punish living accomplices for the death of their friend in crime as well as for the other crimes committed. Maybe a few more states ought to do something similar and crime might reduce nation wide.
 

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tapehoser said:
So let me get this straight. In Florida, if you are killed during the commission of a felony, your living accomplice is charged with murder?
I believe that's the law in many states - sort of "If you guys hadn't set out to commit this crime, your buddy would still be alive, so it's your fault he's dead." It's not all that different than all people involved in a crime being charged with murder when one criminal pulled the trigger and killed someone.
 

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I don't know. I tend to dislike new laws. I can just see this new law that is being put forth to punish bad guys later being used on the good guys. For example, you are going 67 mph in a 65 mph zone and get into a car crash, your passengers die. You are then prosecuted for wreckless driving, speeding and manslaughter. I can definitely see this law being applied to people who are not criminals, but are in some way violating a law. I have never thought that more laws were a good idea, I think a better idea is to punish people for the amount of time and in the method we say we are going to. I don't want to see anymore good guys get the shaft because we make laws against the bad guys, they are going to break the laws anyways, if we did what we said we were going to do, we wouldn't necessarily need all these extra charges. Just my opinion.
 

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BRAVO BRAVO, the guy should get a medal. New laws = bad. We already have laws for most everything (shy maybe a few technology related things, and even they can usually fit under another law) Just enforce the laws we have instead of making new laws that wont be enforced.
 

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New laws usually accomplish nothing more than make people FEEL safe or FEEL cared for or FEEL supported. Politicians who strive to pass such new laws are doing so only to generate FEELINGS which in turn translate to good FEELINGS for themselves and equate to good poll numbers and a good chance at re-election.

Nothing has changed much since High School, I guess. :?
 

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GeneticsDave said:
For example, you are going 67 mph in a 65 mph zone and get into a car crash, your passengers die. You are then prosecuted for wreckless driving, speeding and manslaughter.
I thought reckless driving charges only began to apply at 20 mph or more over the speed limit?

But I can see your points.
 

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tapehoser said:
GeneticsDave said:
For example, you are going 67 mph in a 65 mph zone and get into a car crash, your passengers die. You are then prosecuted for wreckless driving, speeding and manslaughter.
I thought reckless driving charges only began to apply at 20 mph or more over the speed limit?

But I can see your points.
I was referencing getting into a car crash. Crashing almost always includes a wreckless driving charge, at least for myself and the other people I have talked to. Anywho, I'm glad you see what I mean. 20+ over the limit usually gets you an excessive speeds fine and possibly a wreckless driving charge as well. I'm not a LEO, but this is what I have heard from others.
 

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Car Knocker said:
How can you be wreckless if you've had a wreck? :wink:
LOL
 
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