Friday, April 09, 2010

Billy Joe Shaver Update --Not Guilty!

Shaver is not guilty of aggravated assault in bar shooting | Austin Legal: "A McLennan County jury has found country music songwriter Billy Joe Shaver not guilty of aggravated assault in the March 31, 2007, shooting of a man at a bar.

Shaver let out a big long exhale after state District Judge Matt Johnson read the jury’s verdict."

Justice prevails.
Hat tip to Richard Moore.


Seepy Benton said...

I remember well hearing Billy Joe and the Kinkster perform together in Austin about seven or eight years ago.

Richard Moore said...

I think the second lesson here is that if you are in a Texas bar and have words with another patron, DON'T reach over with your knife to stir his drink, wipe the blade on his shirt and then step outside with him.

The first lesson, of course, is the age-old one of never bring a knife to a gunfight.