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Vigilante justice …Father acquitted of shooting dead his daughter’s boyfriend, 32, when he found him in her bedroom and thought he was an intruder

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…’Carrion may have been high, but this was an execution by an angry father’

Charles Jordan, 41, was acquitted of voluntary manslaughter over shooting
He killed Marc Carrion, 32, after finding him in daughter Brenda’s room
She was dating Carrion and says she invited him up to her room
Jordan’s lawyer says father ‘regrets’ his actions but ‘maintains innocence’
Medical Examiner said a blood test showed that Carrion had used PCP
Prosecutor and Jordan’s defense attorney said Carrion was supplying Brenda with heroin and police found 10 to 15 packets of it on her bed

 

A Philadelphia father has been acquitted of voluntary manslaughter after he fatally shot his daughter’s boyfriend believing that he was an intruder.
Charles Jordan, 42, killed Marc Carrion, 32, on September 14, 2014 believing that Mr Carrion had broken into his daughter’s room in their Philadelphia apartment.
In fact his daughter, Brenda Jordan, 20, had been dating Mr Carrion for a month, and told police she invited him up to her room.
Common Pleas Court Judge Rose Marie DeFino-Nastasi listened to several witnesses and the five-minute 911 audio recording of the confrontation between Jordan and Carrion before delivering the ruling on Monday, according to Philly.com.

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Charles Jordan, 41, was acquitted of voluntary manslaughter after shooting Marc Carrion (above), 32, in the head in September of 2014 after mistaking him for an intruder
Jordan found Carrion in his daughter Brenda’s room, and believed he had broken in. However, Brenda told police the pair were dating for a month and she invited him up

 

 

 

 

 

 

3319217200000578-0-image-a-23_1460469863403Jordan found Carrion in his daughter Brenda’s room, and believed he had broken in. However, Brenda told police the pair were dating for a month and she invited him up

‘Don’t you move! I will shoot you!’ Jordan can be heard shouting during the 911 call he made to authorities on at 11.35pm that night nearly two years ago.
Carrion can be heard telling the father that he is his daughter’s boyfriend and lives nearby.
His shooting death can be heard along with screams from Brenda, Jordan’s 20-year-old daughter.
‘Dad, he’s dead!’ she screamed during the call.
During testimony the father said he did not know Carrion and thought he was an intruder who broke into the apartment he shared with his daughter.
He added that he heard several ‘bangs’, which prompted him to grab his loaded .38-caliber revolver.
Jordan said he knocked on his daughter’s bedroom door and she answered ‘What?’
He testified that he spotted someone’s arched back hiding beside her bed near the window and he ordered Carrion to get on the floor while he called 911 on his cellphone.

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The shooting took place inside the Jordans’ apartment at the Holme Circle housing complex (above)
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The shooting took place inside the Jordans’ apartment at the Holme Circle housing complex Authorities said that Brenda was a heroin addict and that Carrion supplied her with the drug. They found 10 to 15 heroin packets on her bed

But when Carrion began to move stating that he needed to stand, Jordan said he shot him.
‘My daughter did not say a word,’ Jordan testified in court. ‘I thought she was just as scared as I was.’
She didn’t testify during a preliminary hearing in January 2015 or during her father’s actual trial. Philadelphia Deputy Medical Examiner Albert Chu said a blood test showed that Carrion had used the illegal stimulant PCP, according to Philly.com.
At Jordan’s preliminary hearing, Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore and defense attorney Todd E. Henry said that Brenda was a heroin addict and that Carrion supplied her with the drug.
Authorities found 10 to 15 heroin packets on Brenda’s bed, Philly.com reported.
DeFino-Nastasi told the courtroom that to find Jordan guilty of voluntary manslaughter, she would have to believe his conduct was ‘unreasonable under all circumstances known at the time.’
The courtroom was reportedly packed with more than 70 supporters of Jordan and Carrion’s family members.
‘Murderer,’ Carrion’s mother, Gloria Moyett, reportedly shouted before she and others were asked to be quiet by sheriff’s deputies.

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