RISKAlert Case Study # 840, Dead Body in the Pickup

Dateline:  February 17, 2016

A Florida Man Shot his Neighbor to Death, Put the Body
in the Back of his Pickup Truck and Took It to his Lawyer’s Office

A Fort Myers, Florida man shot his neighbor to death during a struggle before loading the body into the back of his pickup truck and driving it to a lawyer’s office, according to the News Press of Fort Myers, Marshall claimed he shot the neighbor
in self defense.

Lawyer Robert Harris, said that John Marshall (the shooter), walked into his Fort Myers law firm claiming he had shot and killed neighbor Ted Hubbell in self-defense and had the body outside in the bed of his pickup.

The shocked attorneys called 911 and Marshall  spent hours at Harris’ office before finally leaving for the hospital around 10:30 p.m. that night.  Marshall had a swollen lip, missing tooth and what appeared to be two broken thumbs.

Death Investigation

According to attorney Robert Harris, John Marshall
wrestled a gun away from neighbor Hubbell and
fatally shot him earlier Wednesday. Harris said late
Wednesday that Marshall will not be arrested,
because he shot in self defense.
Lessons Learned:

1.   Avoid fights with neighbors.

2.   If a fight seems unavoidable, call 911 and wait for police in a safe area.

3.   Do not transport a body to your lawyers office in the bed of your
pick up truck!

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