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Video: No Charges Against Officer in Death of 93-year-old

September 10, 2014  | 

VIDEO: No Charges Against Officer in Death of 93-year-old

A Robertson County Grand Jury decided former Hearne, Texas, police officer Stephen Stem will not face charges for the shooting death of 93-year-old Pearlie Golden, reports KBTX.

Golden was shot and killed by Stephen Stem on May 6 when he responded to a 911 call and she brandished her revolver. The city council voted unanimously to fire Stem. The Texas Rangers investigated the shooting and then turned their findings over to the District Attorney’s Office.

The case was originally supposed to be presented to the grand jury in August, but the hearing was delayed. Only 10 of the 12 grand jurors reported for duty. Two called in with conflicts and were excused. Nine yes votes are needed for an indictment.

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Longarm9 @ 9/10/2014 5:16 PM

I hope he slaps Hearne with a wrongful dismissal lawsuit that would choke a horse and ends up taking them to the cleaners BIG TIME.

kevCopAz @ 9/11/2014 4:50 PM

I agree, unless there are witnesses who say he was not in danger, a 93 Y/O can pull a alb trigger! Result is sad, but a young cop shot by a panicked 93 y/o would be worse. Sorry thats the truth.

Sherry @ 9/12/2014 3:16 AM

I don't know the whole story but more than one request/order to drop a gun to a 93 year old women that can't see straight let alone shoot straight is way lame.

another senseless ,murder @ 9/12/2014 6:13 AM

Guess 2 of the jurors had some GESTAPO in thei family?....more POLICE MURDER as usuall.

steve @ 9/12/2014 6:45 AM

a.s.,m. - Man until you walk a mile in those shoes you shouldn't pass judgement. Chances are your upbringing and/or current circumstances have you thinking the worst of law enforcement. But keep in mind these situations, although tragic, have been proven to be legitimate and unfortunately necessary. Chances are that young officer has a grandmother that has crossed his mind numerous times following this incident. Unless totally without conscience, the officer who shot this lady, will suffer to some degree with the action he decided to take, whether right or wrong, for the rest of his life.

Lee @ 9/12/2014 9:39 AM

@another senseless ,murder: Shut up.....Idiot.

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