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Was State Police Shooting of Wendy Lawrence Justified?

Wendy Lawrence of Canterbury. Credit: Facebook
Wendy Lawrence of Canterbury. Credit: Facebook
On Sept. 30 State Police shot and killed Wendy Lawrence of Canterbury following a high-speed chase.

Lawrence, 45, was a habitual offender and fled after she was pulled over by a State Trooper on I-89 south and fled the scene, according to the New Hampshire Attorney General's office. The high-speed chase ended in Manchester when a State Trooper fired his gun and hit Lawrence four times, including the fatal shot to her chest.

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Susan Gibson October 05, 2013 at 08:53 PM
Hell no they didn't have a right to kill her. She was frightened, having a panic attack and you mean to tell me they couldn't have hit the engine block or the front tires??!! The officer was a trained marksman and I hope he's real proud of killing a 45 year old grandmother who had a history of mental disfunction!! I should know, she was MY ONLY NIECE AND NOW THEY'VE KILLED HER!!
Kelly A Gammon October 17, 2013 at 02:23 PM
I am terribly sorry for your loss Susan. One of my friends was friends with your niece, I never knew her or got the privilege to meet her; however I can tell she was a loving and beautiful soul, a very strong women. Onto what I think, this was absolutely wrong of this officer and he should loose his position to be just that. It should be against the law to high speed chase people...there are other options.

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