Shooter Floyd is only 49 years old and as such couldn't have had any part of the Viet Nam exprience. I'm 42 and I know none of my sister's friends had any part of that experience and they're nearly fitty. So the question, then, is whether Reporter Conaboy got it wrong in this 14 May 2007 story or whether that's what Floyd told her. Because if Floyd told her that then he's a liar on his face and nothing he said about the events of 11 May 2007 may be taken seriously; everything out of his mouth must be doubted, ab initio.
Here's an excerpt:
"[NH AG] Kelly Ayotte.....said Floyd drove up to the scene and tried to position his vehicle to block Kenney from McKay's body [Editor: We now know this was impossible because McKay was still under Liko Kenney's car]. Then, he got out of the car, picked up McKay's weapon, pointed it at Kenney and told him to drop his weapon. When Kenney didn't do so, Floyd shot him. [Editor: That ain't what Caleb MacCauly says at all, according to people who have directly spoken with him. He said Floyd just basically executed Liko, shooting right past Caleb's head without a word].
Floyd has been heralded by some as a good Samaritan who put himself in danger to control the situation. Attorney General Kelly Ayotte has said Floyd will not be charged with any crime. In New Hampshire, the use of deadly force is justified when the shooter is protecting himself or another person from imminent danger.
"People obviously have to comport their activities and their actions with the law, and that's the requirement that was followed here," said Jeffery Strelzin, head of the attorney general's homicide unit.
Eleanor Lovett, a clerk at the Franconia Village Store, said Floyd came in yesterday looking for copies of the newspaper. When she told him they were sold out, he said, "I'm the guy that shot that kid," according to Lovett.
"Just like that," Lovett said, "like it was a rabbit" that he shot.
Lovett said she knew Kenney and was "freaked out" by Floyd's easy demeanor."
As noted in the first update, I'm freaked out by a lot of things in this case, including the representation that Shooter Floyd was right behand Liko and Caleb in the store just minutes before he "happened by" the shooting sight, with his police scanner. Not to mention the representations made to me last night by a public servant that police may be digging around Floyd's compound for clues in the disappearance of Maura Murray, as I noted in this post. I drove the area last night and she was last seen just down the road from his place.
KingCast: The most effective anti-bullshit spray Franconia has seen yet.