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Thursday, May 15, 2014

A 25-year-old man who put on a bulletproof vest and asked to be shot was killed Wednesday morning in Honea Path, S.C. Blake Randall Wardell put on a bulletproof vest he had found and asked his friend Taylor Ann Kelly, 18, to shoot him. The shot from her small caliber weapon went above the Kevlar of the vest and into Wardell's heart, killing him, Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown said. Taylor has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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What an utter failure. I hang my head in shame to be called a member of the human race.

#1 | Posted by coyote at 2014-05-15 09:59 PM | Reply | Flag:

No indication he had any kids, so I guess it's: Natural Selection 1, Blake Randall Wardell 0

#2 | Posted by censored at 2014-05-15 10:01 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Someone is going to say it sooner or later, so I'll be the first and get it overwith:

Darwin

#3 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-15 10:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

Natural Selection, as noted above, at its finest.

Should she be charged? I don't think so; she has to live with that the rest of her life - I don't see the point in imprisoning her; it's certainly not going to make her any smarter. And, I doubt very much if she'll ever pick up a gun again.

Humans are a huge disappointment to the Universe; God is even a bigger disappointment (assuming he/she/it exists).

God: "Why, yes! I made humans in my image! Why do you ask?"

#4 | Posted by larry609 at 2014-05-15 10:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

Why would anyone want to be shot even if 100% sure the bullet wouldn't penetrate? I think these people failed basic HS physics and don't understand F = M x A. They think being shot is the same as having the bullet thrown at you. Being shot with a large caliber gun (as the one in the picture -- story doesn't say) is like having a brick hit you at 80 MPH.

#5 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-15 10:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

I disagree, Larry. She should be charged and sentenced to prison until menopause.

#6 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-15 10:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

Combining Booze and firearms leads to Cheney events.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2014-05-15 10:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

"I disagree, Larry."

So do I. I don't think "feeling bad" about shooting someone is enough of a penalty.

Who knows, Chuckie Manson might have felt bad.

#8 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-05-15 11:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

Maybe this should count as assisted suicide?

#9 | Posted by mariosanchez at 2014-05-16 12:06 AM | Reply | Flag:

No, it just counts as stupid people playing with harmless, inanimate tools.

#10 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-05-16 12:43 AM | Reply | Flag:

"A 25-year-old man who put on a bulletproof vest and asked to be shot was killed..."

Same thing happened to Gary Hart years ago.

#11 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-05-16 01:48 AM | Reply | Flag:

Zero doubt this guy will make the Darwin Awards for 2014.

Not sure if he'll be number one, only time will tell.

As much as I personally agree the idiot ----- should also be prevented from ever breeding, such orders a legal ruling need to be conditional.

(like the recent one where a deadbeat dad was ordered to stop having kids ==UNTIL== he starts paying, and catches up on, his existing child support orders (which is not even close to the same thing as ordering someone to not have kids at all].

#12 | Posted by USAF242 at 2014-05-16 06:39 AM | Reply | Flag:

Any time someone begins a conversation with "Hey y'all, watch this!"' It's gonna turn out badly .

Stupid rednecks.

#13 | Posted by hoser at 2014-05-16 06:46 AM | Reply | Flag:

Should she be charged? I don't think so ...

If you don't charge her with involuntary manslaughter when she accidentally kills somebody through reckless actions that could result in death, would you also not charge reckless drivers who kill people, people who leave a loaded gun around kids, and others who unintentionally kill people?

This seems to me like a textbook example of involuntary manslaughter. She should have to serve some kind of punishment for being foolish enough to shoot somebody -- whether jail or probation.

#14 | Posted by rcade at 2014-05-16 08:23 AM | Reply | Flag:

On the issue of charging her, depends on the charge.

Any charge that carries even a HINT of intent to harm is invalid.

But a charge that translates to "act of stupidity resulting in unintended death" would certainly fit.

Involuntary Manslaughter sounds about right.

#15 | Posted by USAF242 at 2014-05-16 09:11 AM | Reply | Flag:

Manslaughter seems steep on stupid.
No matter the charge, I hope we do not waste time paying for imprisonment on these two.
Waste of $.

#17 | Posted by techres at 2014-05-16 10:48 AM | Reply | Flag:

Straight 'Manslaughter' would absolutely be incorrect.

"Involuntary Manslaughter" or some other charge that makes it crystal that it was an act of stupidity and not malice is correct. Especially as the largest stupid factor was on the part of the 'victim' (although the 'perp' also has a large heap of stupid she is responsible for, which is why a charge of some sort is appropriate....).

#18 | Posted by USAF242 at 2014-05-16 10:54 AM | Reply | Flag:

I hope we do not waste time paying for imprisonment on these two.

I think it's safe to say one of them (the male) won't be imprisoned.

#19 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-16 10:55 AM | Reply | Flag:

"The shot from her small caliber weapon went above the Kevlar of the vest...."

"Being shot with a large caliber gun (as the one in the picture -- story doesn't say)....
#5 | Posted by goatman"

RIF. Stupidity reigns.

#20 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2014-05-16 02:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

What men won't do to try and get into a woman's pants.

At 2:40 am?

They were drinking and playing with guns.

If so it was negligence.

Don't be so sure it will be just involuntary manslaughter.

Depending on their State Law.

Illegal use of a weapon (while drunk)
Unlawful discharge
Reckless discharge
Intentional, Negligent, or Careless Discharge

To name a few possible charges.

#21 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-05-16 04:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

Retards with guns. At least it wasn't a head shot.

#22 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-05-17 07:20 AM | Reply | Flag:

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