If Only They Had A Gun

Cases where a having a gun could have made all the difference

Archive for January, 2009

Bakery Owner’s Wife Shot by Disappointed Robber

Lucy’s Sweet Surrender is the last remaining bakery on Buckeye Road in Cleveland, Ohio. It is well known for its Hungarian treats, and loved by neighborhood residents who lament the closing of the other Hungarian bakeries. Now the owner is considering closing shop due to brazen armed robbery that left his wife, Marika Feigenbaum, shot and pistol whipped. Marika was in the baker when an armed robber entered and demanded that she open the safe and give him large amounts of money. Marika truthfully responded that there was no safe, and that only small amounts of cash were on hand.  Enraged, the robber pistol whipped the woman’s head and shot her in the shoulder, then fled.  More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

January 24th, 2009 at 6:42 pm





6 People Shot at House Party

Six people were shot, and suffered non life threatening injuries while attending a house party on the far south side of Chicago this morning.   Police say that there was a verbal altercation during the house party, at which point an individual took out an illegal handgun and shot the six victims.  The house where the shootings occurred is located on the 11800 block of South State Street, in the West Pullman neighborhood of Chicago.

  • An 18-year-old male was shot in the leg.
  • An 18-year-old was shot in the abdomen.
  • A 17-year-old was shot in the arm and hand.
  • A 20-year-old was shot in the arm.
  • A 22-year-old man was shot in the arm.
  • A 40-year-old woman was shot in the buttock.

More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

January 18th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

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85 Year Old Rape Victim Says Ordeal was Worse than the Holocaust

An 85 year old woman in Rossmoor, California stated that the home invasion and brutal rape she suffered two years ago was a worse experience than the holocaust. Thee woman (who name is not given for privacy reasons) was 13 years old when the holocaust came to her native country of Czechoslovakia. Her parents and five siblings were killed in the Auschwitz concentration camp, and she herself was beaten. A man who her parents had trusted to keep her safe was sexually abusive, and stole the little money that her mother had sewn into her jacket, before he abandoned her in the winter (without a jacket).

However, she told Superior Court Judge Daniel B. McNerney that an experience two years ago was even worse: She was confronted in her kitchen by a brutal home intruder. Her house was ransacked. Her life was threatened. The man beat her mercilessly. He kicked her when she was down. And he repeatedly sexually assaulted her in several rooms of her house. More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

January 16th, 2009 at 5:21 pm





Home Invaders Murder Father, Pistol Whip Wife and Children

58-year-old small business-owner Robert Chae was pronounced dead at his home with multiple stab wounds, after home invaders entered his home to steal money. Police said the suspects attacked Mr. Chae as he was preparing to leave for work. Chae’s wife and two children were forced into the basement where they were bound with duct tape and pistol whipped. More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

January 10th, 2009 at 10:51 pm





Memphis, TN Woman Tortured by Home Invading Criminals

One of the victims was warming her car up in her driveway when two men armed with handguns approached her and forced her back into the house, and then they proceeded to torture her, while demanding money. One of the criminals boiled some water and poured it on one of the victims, who had to be transported to the local hospital’s burn unit.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

January 5th, 2009 at 2:06 pm





2 Men Arrested for Rape and Related Crimes

On June 13, Ramirez and Pineda allegedly went to the woman’s home and attacked her, choking her and causing her to lose consciousness. Ramirez and the victim had dated, but she broke off the relationship in November 2007, according to prosecutors. The men reportedly dragged her into a bedroom, where they revived her by pouring beer on her face and demanded at knifepoint that she have sex with them, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Ramirez then reportedly ordered Pineda out of the room and raped and sodomized the woman, according to prosecutors. After the sexual assault, Ramirez and Pineda reportedly took pictures of the victim and threatened to kill her if she reported the attack to police, prosecutors said.  More information here.

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January 3rd, 2009 at 8:37 pm





Salesman guilty in rape and murder of a 90-year-old Woman

A traveling salesman from Missouri is reportedly expected to receive life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to the rape and murder of a 90-year-old woman in her home in 2005. Richard Craig McNew of St. Louis, Mo., reportedly admitted in Contra Costa County Superior Court on Tuesday to bounding and gagging Anna Elizabeth Vuori in her Lafayette home, sexually assaulting her and smothering her to death, before stealing cash, savings bonds, and her car. More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

January 1st, 2009 at 8:01 pm