A dispute in West Goshen, Pennsylvania, Wednesday left one crazy anti-Trump fanatic in jail for murder and another man dead with his wife standing over him.
Police have charged 51-year-old Clayton Carter in the shooting death of G. Brooks Jennings after Carter shot Jennings twice in the head following a long history of quarreling between the two.
Just past 8 p.m. Monday night, Police responded to 300 Box Elder drive to find the pair in a conflict over cursing and videotaping. The dispute was settled, but the next night, at around 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Carter went completely off the rails.
Completely unprovoked, Carter drove his car onto Jennings’ front lawn and shined his high beams into his eyes as he stepped out onto his fronts steps to see what was happening. Carter then proceeded to retrieve his .380 semi-automatic handgun from his home and shoot Jennings twice in the head with it. Showing his true madness, he then stood over Jennings and shot him a third time in the head, point blank. Jennings did have a knife with him for self-defense, which Carter is belatedly claiming is the reason he shot him.
“My client says he was justified in doing so because he was under attack by a knife-wielding assailant,” said defense attorney Terrence Marlowe.
The victim was on his own property, police reported.
Interviews with neighbors reveal the story is more unfortunate than it appears, as Carter had a history of mental instability and Jennings was one of the nicest people in the neighborhood. Neighbor Brian Dougherty became emotional when speaking of Jennings to reporters.
“You don’t want to sound cliché … you see this on TV all the time. But he is probably the nicest, best guy I’ve ever met in my whole life, really, seriously,” Dougherty said.
Carter was an avid anti-Trump fanatic, as evidenced by the signs littering his front yard. Neighbors say he constantly operated under misplaced anger and that steering clear of him was always the best policy.
“We steered clear of him. We were frightened of him because he’s so unpredictable,” said Kathy Pratt.
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