Eight friggin years for a murder trial seems excessive to me, especially considering the man on trial for murder was pushing 80?
The was an egregious TRAVESTY of Justice and another pathetic example of the “good ole’ boy network” of Law Enforcement taking care of one another.
If you go through the details of the confrontation that night in the theater, you will see that this is a clear-cut case of a retired cop’s bruised ego getting the better of him.
Verbal Provocation (even when accompanied by a thrown bag of popcorn) is NEVER grounds for deadly force. In addition, the man had 30 years of Law Enforcement “experience” which should have given him MORE self-control and good judgement than the average civilian.
Reeves should have been found guilty of Second Degree Murder and sentenced to the maximum and died alone in prison.
My heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to Chad Oulson’s widow and his eight year old daughter. 🙏