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19 year old motorist shoots and kills 14 year old cyclist.

By • Aug 1st, 2008 • Category: Hmm...

The really sad thing here?  If he had run over the 14 year old he wouldn’t even be in court at all.

Motorist insists he thought Phila. bicyclist he shot had a gun

At times crying and at others combative and edgy, Charles T. Meyers told a Philadelphia jury yesterday that he “feared for [his] life” when he shot and killed a 14-year-old bicyclist last year in a traffic dispute near the Italian Market.

Meyers, 19, insisted during two hours testifying in his own defense that he saw Tykeem Law reach under his T-shirt and grab what looked like a gun in the seconds before he pointed his contraband revolver and shot the youth in the chest.

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