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72 Year-Old Man With Alzheimer’s Killed After Ringing Bell At Wrong House

If only had the homeowner had not had a gun. If only had the homeowner had not walked out of his house. If only the homeowner did not have a spirit of fear. (sigh)

End Stand Your Ground

WALKER COUNTY, Ga – In another example of “stand your ground” law gone wrong, a 72 year-old man suffering from advanced Alzheimer’s disease who had wandered away from his home was shot four times and killed early Wednesday after ringing the doorbell and turning a doorknob at a home in Georgia.

This is the second reported case this month of someone being killed after approaching a home in the middle of the night. On November 2, 19 year-old Renisha Mcbride was shot and killed in Dearborn Heights, Michigan.

The man, Ronald Westbrook, of Walker County, who had one or two dogs with him, apparently wandered three miles away from a home he shared with his wife, who did not know he was gone until contacted by police. Suffering from advanced Alzheimer’s, Westbrook was wearing only a light jacket and straw hat in sub-freezing temperatures.

He was killed about 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning by…

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