Utah authorities have changed their story to explain why suspect was shot in back


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H/t: Ted – I just now checked my mail and found this…

Daily Kos

The family of Darrien Hunt wanted to know why their son was shot and killed in front of a Panda Express this past Wednesday:

After several days of silence Tim Taylor, the chief deputy attorney for Utah county, said in a statement on Saturday: “When the officers made contact with Mr Hunt, he brandished the sword and lunged toward the officers with the sword, at which time Mr Hunt was shot.”

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That wasn’t good enough for the family of Darrien Hunt. More specifically, it was incongruous with autopsy evidence the family had had done on their dead son. The family’s attorney, Randall Edwards explained:

[T]he family’s private autopsy had found Hunt was shot six times from behind. He was hit once in a shoulder, once in the back, once…

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