A Colorado jury has found an Uber driver not guilty for murder of passenger

A Colorado jury has found an Uber driver not guilty for murder of passenger

Uber driver Michael Hancock, picked up Hyun Kim, 45, outside a karaoke bar in June 2018. The 31-year-old driver who fatally shot a drunken, unruly passenger was found not guilty of murder by a Colorado jury on Thursday. Hancock said that during the ride, Kim made unwanted sexual advances and attacked him when he threatened to pull over -- the crux of a self-defense defense.

porcus 4 months

Nice to see that juries are not dead set against self-defense anymore.

Sir_Kutz 4 months

“Ban guns! We can’t have the blacks defending themselves.” - progressives.

bobby_5150 4 months

A black man gets off? On a murder charge? Well that fucks up the narrative.

Donald Lungrin
Donald Lungrin 4 months

Whew! I was rooting for this guy since the shooting happened. Shit was a long while ago. I live in Southern California and work as a rideshare (Lyft/Uber) driver. I was talking with a passenger about this when I was first exposed to the story and my passenger’s response was “Why did he have a gun in the first place!?” He was pretty exclamatory, but not ALL CAPS exclamatory. Anyway, I figured I’d drop that conversation. But the answer to the passenger’s question is explicitly, the driver had a gun in case a drunken passenger made sexual advances and then threatening actions toward the driver. That’s why. Fucking Southern Californians, man.

ardurren 4 months

I'm glad to see we still have some spine in colorado. were not all californians.. yet.

Herbie Goes Bananas
Herbie Goes Bananas 4 months

The prosecution was looking for a conviction, not justice. The job of the state is to seek justice, not wins. "Prosecutors said it was POSSIBLE ... Hancock drove around to increase the fare. They acknowledged that Kim likely provoked a fight in the car, but said he COULD HAVE woken up startled and upset about being driven around in the car. Hancock did have an injury above his eyebrow after the killing, but prosecutors said it was NOT SERIOUS enough for him to have reasonably feared for his life." WTH kind of argument is that.

Aight Bradley
Aight Bradley 4 months

Good to see self-defense is still allowed in Colorado.

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 4 months

'Hancock stopped the car, went to the front passenger side where Kim was sitting, and fired 10 bullets from his semi-automatic handgun. At least five struck Kim.' Fired 10 rounds point blank at a person sitting in his car. Seems a bit excessive.

Michael Hedderson
Michael Hedderson 4 months

Way to go abcnews, that's a first. An article where thd headline is longer than the frickin' article itself!

DunkaccinoVEVO 4 months

She ATTACKED him, he's justified.

Michael Hedderson
Michael Hedderson 4 months

This case is messed up. Would've been nice if perhaps he drove to a damn police station if he was gonna take advantage of a passed-out passenger if he wanted to make more money on that fare, rather than take the life of someone who wasn't even armed. I can see this case being hotly re-contested somehow, this is definitely not over.

Ban Circumcision
Ban Circumcision 4 months

Stop being unruly, passenger!

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