CALIFORNIA. Giovane dovrà rispondere dell’accusa di omicidio per aver sparato a un uomo, testimone di Geova, che morì dopo aver rifiutato una trasfusione di sangue

18 Maggio 2015

A seguito di un alterco, David Quevedo, un giovane di ventisei anni con precedenti penali, si macchiava nel febbraio 2013 dell’omicidio di Omar Silva, un trentaseienne, membro dei Testimoni di Geova. L’uomo trasportato in ospedale, in base alle sue credenze religiose, rifiutava di ricevere una trasfusione di sangue e successivamente moriva.

Per l’avvocato di Quevedo, sarebbe questa la reale causa del decesso di Silva, tesi non condivisa dal Pubblico Ministero che si avvarrà della testimonianza di un patologo della Contea di Fresno, per dimostrare che l’uomo sarebbe morto anche accettando la trasfusione, poiché un proiettile gli avrebbe reciso una vena maggiore.

Se giudicato colpevole David Quevedo, dovrà affrontare il carcere a vita.

Si riporta di seguito un articolo con maggiori dettagli sulla vicenda, pubblicato ieri da Raw Story

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/fresno-man-facing-murder-charge-after-shooting-a-jehovahs-witness-who-refused-blood-transfusion/

 

Fresno man facing murder charge after shooting a Jehovah’s Witness who refused blood transfusion

David Quevedo, il giovane omicida

A Fresno man is facing murder charges in court this week for the shooting death of a Jehovah’s Witness who later died after refusing a blood transfusion.

According to The Fresno Bee, David Quevedo, 26, has been charged with the murder of 36-year-old Omar Silva despite the attorney for Quevedo contention that Silva’s religious beliefs may have cost him his life.

What is not in dispute is that Quevedo shot Silva multiple times on Feb. 3, 2013, following an altercation in the street after an angry Quevedo was kicked out of a party because his favorite team — the San Francisco 49ers — lost to the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl.

According to police, Quevedo and Silva argued over over gang membership with Quevedo returning later in the evening to shoot Silva through the security door at his home.

Silva reportedly told a Fresno police officer “Jehovah, Jehovah, I’m dying, I’m dying,” as he was taken to a hospital where he died during surgery after refusing a blood transfusion because he was a Jehovah’s Witness.

It is the belief of many Jehovah’s Witnesses that it is against God’s will to have a blood transfusion.

According to defense attorney Antonio Alvarez, Quevedo should not have been charged with murder because Silva refused a transfusion that could have saved his life.

Prosecutor Gabriel Brickey disagrees and will call Fresno County pathologist Michael Chambliss to testify that, even if Silva had received the transfusion, he would have died because one bullet hit a a major vein.

Quevedo has already served time in prison for felony battery and theft and was on supervised release when he was arrested for shooting Silva.

If convicted of murder he would face life in prison.

 

FONTE: http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/fresno-man-facing-murder-charge-after-shooting-a-jehovahs-witness-who-refused-blood-transfusion/

 

 

 

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