Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Moore, Oklahoma
Re: "hero" pharmacist guilty of murder
I'm here in Okc, and I think he is innocent, when that punk azz kid stepped foot in that RX right at closing, threatened the staff, he deserved EVERYTHING he got, all 6 of them!
Now, he did lie about a few things and that is what hung him I think. I'm sure he was scared for his life, second guessing his actions, and started to panic.
Anyone who kills a person who is committing a crime is a hero in my book. I drove down and signed the petition. Ersland did not wake up that morning, or go to work, thinking I'm gonna kill someone today, he reacted or over reacted to the threat, and I'm sure the workers of that pharmacy thank him for it. They had been robbed and I believe beaten before in a robbery, and he swore it wouldn't ever happen again.
Guilty of murder NO, guilty of over reacting maybe, but life in prison, no effin way.
Honestly I think he had what is called an amydala hijack:
A hijack occurs when your body reacts without thinking when faced with a potential threat. The problems occur when the amygdala (back portion of brain) continues to fire and we, in turn, continue to react defensively without stopping to think about whether or not our reactions are the best ones. A common example of this is when we are in a heated argument. We are feeling threatened and our amygdala is trying to defend us. In our precieved defense, we say and do things that are ultimately harmful. It causes short term memory loss etc.
Speedy's mom is now suing ersland (who is bankrupt over this and has lost everything he worked for), so speedy couldn't rob him, so momma is going to now. I looked her up on the oklahoma supreme court network and she has TONS of suits against her for loans, failing to pay her bills etc.
I think she should be held responsible for the actions of her underage son, give her some time also.
My point is, the kid walked in to rob and steal from him, and Erslands ONLY problem was he wasn't a good enough shot to take him out with the 1st shot.
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