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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 10:00 pm

An Acampo homeowner acted in self-defense and will not face charges for fatally shooting a man who drove through his home and confronted him, prosecutors said Wednesday.

David Robinson, 60, was not arrested after the June 13 death of Ravi Batuk Vora, 39. San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputies instead investigated the case and then forwarded it to prosecutors, who ruled it justifiable homicide.

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  • posted at 5:04 am on Sat, Sep 29, 2007.


    that is the problem

  • posted at 4:03 am on Fri, Sep 28, 2007.


    Good reason to own a shotgun. Even a better reason to own a nice compact .40 cal handgun. You can carry your handgun around with you and be protected everywhere.

  • posted at 5:14 pm on Thu, Sep 27, 2007.


    Mr. Robinson is a hero. All of us should recognize Mr. Robinson as a defender of his home. More of us need to be prepared. The malcontents, and bangers will realize that their crimnal acts will be met with force. That fear will decrease our crime rate. Mr. Robinson should be awarded some type of of victim assistance, to help repair his house and get on with his life. If this were Texas, there would be no police interrogation or DA involvement. Instead there would be LOUD praise. God bless Mr Robinson.

  • posted at 3:57 pm on Thu, Sep 27, 2007.


    where you in the band in high school i pretty sure you were

  • posted at 2:53 pm on Thu, Sep 27, 2007.


    I agree 100% with the decision, unlike the Alamo case!

  • posted at 1:11 pm on Thu, Sep 27, 2007.


    Mr. Robinson, thank you for your bravery. I pray you have peace of mind in knowing that you did what had to be done, and what any one of us would have hoped to have been as brave as you to do. My children and I live nearby and it could've just as easily been my teenage kids Vora went after. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are such a brave man.

  • posted at 9:38 am on Thu, Sep 27, 2007.


    Thank you Mr. Robinson, for keeping the rest of us safe. Go get some counseling for your trauma and go on with your life. You did the right thing.

  • posted at 9:27 am on Thu, Sep 27, 2007.


    To It's Amazing, you should've said, the stuff you caN'T get away with, like driving through a home and confronting the homeowner. Any sensible, logical, and sane person would've done the same thing that Robinson did.

  • posted at 9:23 am on Thu, Sep 27, 2007.


    To kiolo: You are absolutely right in everything you wrote. I'll just say, I endorse your comment.

  • posted at 8:45 am on Thu, Sep 27, 2007.


    I find it even more amazing what people will say when they don't know anything on the subject.
    We "North San Joaquiner's" like to call it diarrhea of the mouth. in your case.. the keyboard.

    Anyways.. Dave will be just fine he is a very strong and kind person, it's amazing this happened to him but he'll get through.

  • posted at 8:24 am on Thu, Sep 27, 2007.


    To "Aris" and "too it's amazing" I'm not trying to put words in anyone's mouth, but from reading "it's amazing's" statement, it sounds like this individual is saying that similar situations have occurred in other parts of our county, yet people acting in self-defense don't have the same results as Mr. Robinson.

  • posted at 7:12 am on Thu, Sep 27, 2007.


    thank goodness Robinson had the gun to stop the intruder. It would have been a MUCH sadder story to her of the murder of him and his wife. Vora made his choice when he drove his car through their house with intent to do harm. Vora IS NOT a victim, mentally ill or not.

  • posted at 6:34 am on Thu, Sep 27, 2007.


    To "It's amazing" - I'm not sure I understand what you mean. Would you please elaborate?

  • posted at 6:15 am on Thu, Sep 27, 2007.


    What a foolish statement,,what would really be amazing is to hear what your opinion is on other things.

  • posted at 6:10 am on Thu, Sep 27, 2007.


    The unfortunate part of this tragic story is, Robinson didn't shoot Vora sooner. Could have saved a lot of time, money and aggravation in repairing his home.

  • posted at 5:49 am on Thu, Sep 27, 2007.


    Want to share what you mean by that or are you just slinging mud? This man did everything he could without a police presence to stop this man. God forbid but I would have done the exact same thing he did. He did what he had to do.

  • posted at 4:39 am on Thu, Sep 27, 2007.


    the stuff you can get away with in the North part of San Joaquin County.

  • posted at 4:17 am on Thu, Sep 27, 2007.


    This story highlights the fact that you are responsible for your own safety, not the police or the govt. They can never be everywhere to protect everyone and the supreme court has ruled the police are not obligated to protect citizens. Bring on the progressive self-defense laws and allow more CCW's.

  • posted at 4:15 am on Thu, Sep 27, 2007.


    Thank god Robinson wasn't charged in this case. That would be added insult to the trauma the family is going through. I highly commend this citizen for having the fortitude to stand up for themselves and not play the veal calf.



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